Brachycephalus auroguttatus Ribeiro, Firkowski, Bornschein, and Pie, 2015

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

Brachycephalus auroguttatus Ribeiro, Firkowski, Bornschein, and Pie in Ribeiro, Bornschein, Belmonte-Lopes, Firkowski, Morato, and Pie, 2015, PeerJ, 3 (e1011): 11. Holotype. DZUP 375, by original designation. Type locality: "Pedra da Tartaruga (26° 00′ 21″ S, 48° 55′ 25″ W; 1,070 m a.s.l.), municipality of Garuva, state of Santa Catarina, southern Brazil". Zoobank publication registration: 09E2E09E-65EC-414F-96DC-1D5C27655D0C

English Names

None noted. 


Known only from the type locality (in cloud forest in the municipality of Garuva, Santa Catarina, Brazil, 1070 to 1100 m elevation). 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


In the Brachycephalus pernix group according to the original publication. Condez, Monteiro, and Haddad, 2017, Zootaxa, 4290: 395–400, suggested that this form requires taxonomic reassessment due to problems in the original diagnosis and description; see response from Pie, Ribeiro, and Bornschein, 2017, Zootaxa, 4350: 587–589. 

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