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

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Mexico


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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).


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

Population Trend


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.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been discovered, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

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


Ariadne Angulo 2008. Plectrohyla miahuatlanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135849A4210992. .Downloaded on 24 January 2019


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