Brachycephalus actaeus Monteiro, Condez, Garcia, Comitti, Amaral, and Haddad, 2018

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Brachycephalidae > Genus: Brachycephalus > Species: Brachycephalus actaeus

Brachycephalus actaeus Monteiro, Condez, Garcia, Comitti, Amaral, and Haddad, 2018, Zootaxa, 4407: 486. Holotype: CFBH 39850, by original designation. Type locality: "Serra da Palha, Laranjeiras, Ilha de São Francisco do Sul, municipality of São Francisco do Sul, state of Santa Catarina, Brazil (26°17′50″S; 48°40′28″W, Datum WGS 84, ca 60 meters above sea level)". Zoobank publication registration: DC9BD547-0A35-4F22-821C-0ED6F9481937

English Names

None noted. 


Elevations of 20 to 510 m elevation in montane forest in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil: on Ilha de São Francisco do Sul (Serra da Palha and Fazenda Morro Grande), and in the Distrito do Saí (Centro de Estudos e Pesquisas Ambientais da Univille, Estrada do Saí, and Fazenda Palmito Juriti), all located in the municipality of São Francisco do Sul; also occurs at Braço do Norte and the Serra da Tiririca, municipality of Itapoá). 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


The advertisement call, external morphology, osteology, and mtDNA were discussed in the original publication. Bornschein, Ribeiro, Teixeira, and Pie, 2019, Check List, 15: 1031–1036, reported on the range, habitat, and altitudinal distribution and provided a dot map. 

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