Ptychohyla spinipollex
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

© 2010 Josiah H. Townsend (1 of 2)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in the Cordillera Nombre de Dios in the departments of Atlantida, Colon and Yoro in northern Honduras, at 160-1,580m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

A stream-breeding species, it lives on vegetation and boulders along streams, in lowland moist forest and premontane and lower montane wet forest. It can survive in somewhat degraded forest.


It is relatively common.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threats are loss of habitat due to subsistence agriculture, creation of pastureland, and forest fires. Chytridiomycosis is also a plausible potential threat.

Conservation Actions

It is found in three protected areas, namely Pico Bonito, Texiguat, and Capiro y Calentura National Parks. Further survey work is necessary to determine the degree to which chytrid poses a threat to this species.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000km2 and its Area of Occupancy is less than 500km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in northern Honduras.

Taxonomic Notes

The use of this name has been clarified by McCranie and Wilson (1993b).


Gustavo Cruz, Larry David Wilson, Randy McCranie 2004. Ptychohyla spinipollex. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55918A11391648. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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