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Plectrohyla miahuatlanensis
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
 
Species Description: Meik, Smith, Canseco-Marquez & Campbell. 2006 New Species of the Plectrohyla Bistincta Group (Hylidae: Hylinae: Hylini) from Oaxaca, Mexico. Journal of Herpetology 40(3): 304

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Mexico

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
See IUCN account.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

The type locality of Plectrohyla miahuatlanensis is north of Candelaria Loxicha, 2550 m (16 12.844’ N, 96 31.938’ W), Sierra de Miahuatlan, state of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Habitat and Ecology

The habitat at the type locality consisted of mesic pine-oak forest (Meik et al., 2006).

The single female specimen was found in the late afternoon, inactive between the leaves of an arboreal bromeliad. Other amphibians collected at the type locality include Eleutherodactylus mexicanus, Bolitoglossa oaxacensis, and a series of hyline frogs of the Exerodonta sumichrasti group (Meik et al., 2006).

Population

The species was described from a single female specimen; no population status information is available for this species.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

Although the area where Plectrohyla miahuatlanensis was found was covered with relatively intact forest during 2001, many slopes of the Sierra de Miahuatlan have been cleared, or partially cleared, for agricultural purposes (Meik et al., 2006).

Conservation Actions

No conservation measures are currently known for this species.

Taxonomic Notes

In the Plectrohyla bistincta group. It can be differentiated from similar species by its morphology and colour pattern (Meik et al., 2006).

Citation

Ariadne Angulo 2008. Plectrohyla miahuatlanensis. In: IUCN 2014

 

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