Brachycephalus didactylus (Izecksohn, 1971)

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

Psyllophryne didactyla Izecksohn, 1971, Bol. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, N.S., Zool., 280: 2. Holotype: EI 4950, by original designation. Type locality: "Sacra Família do Tinguá, Município de Paulo de Frontin, Estado do Rio de Janeiro", Brazil.

Brachycephalus didactylusKaplan, 2002, Amphibia-Reptilia, 23: 227.

English Names

Izecksohn's Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 38).


Forests in the central part of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Serra das Torres in extreme southern Espíritu Santo, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


Oliveira, Coco, Pagotto, Pralon, Vrcibradic, Pombal, and Rocha, 2012, Check List, 8: 242-244, provided a record for Espíritu Santo, Brazil, and commented on the range. Ferreira, Mônico, Silva, Lirio, Zocca, Mageski, Tonini, Beard, Duca, and Silva-Soares, 2019, ZooKeys, 857: 152, noted an unnamed species, "Brachycephalus aff. didactylus" in the region of Santa Teresa, Espírito Santo, Brazil.

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