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Ptychohyla salvadorensis.jpg
Ptychohyla salvadorensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Subfamily: Hylinae
Genus: Ptychohyla
Taylor, 1944

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Ptychohyla is a genus of frogs (common names: stream frogs, mountain stream frogs) in the family Hylidae.[1][2] These frogs are found in the southern Mexican states of Chiapas, Guerrero, and Oaxaca, and Central America to western Panama.[1]


There are 13 species in this genus.[1]

Binomial name and author Common name
P. acrochorda Campbell and Duellman, 2000 Warty Mountain stream frog
P. dendrophasma (Campbell, Smith, and Acevedo, 2000) phantom treefrog
P. erythromma (Taylor, 1937) Guerreran stream frog
P. euthysanota (Kellogg, 1928) cloud forest stream frog
P. hypomykter McCranie and Wilson, 1993 Copan stream frog
P. legleri (Taylor, 1958) Legler's stream frog
P. leonhardschultzei (Ahl, 1934) Schultze's stream frog
P. macrotympanum (Tanner, 1957) pine forest stream frog
P. panchoi Duellman and Campbell, 1982 Guatemala stream frog
P. salvadorensis (Mertens, 1952) Salvador stream frog
P. sanctaecrucis Campbell and Smith, 1992[3] Chinamococh stream frog
P. spinipollex (Schmidt, 1936) Ceiba stream frog
P. zophodes Campbell and Duellman, 2000 Gloomy Mountain stream frog


  1. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Ptychohyla Taylor, 1944". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Ptychohyla Taylor, 1944". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
  3. ^ Campbell, J.A., Smith, E.N. (1992): A new frog of the genus Ptychohyla (Hylidae) from the Sierra de Santa Cruz, Guatemala, and description of a new genus of Middle American stream-breeding treefrogs. - Herpetologica 48(2): 153-167
  • Duellman, W. E. (1960): Synonymy, variation, and distribution of Ptychohyla leonhard-schultzei Ahl. Studies of American hylid frogs. IV - Herpetologica 16: 191–197

External links[edit]

  • AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. 2008. Berkeley, California: Ptychohyla. AmphibiaWeb, available at (Accessed: April 23, 2008).