Brachycephalus margaritatus Pombal and Izecksohn, 2011

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

Brachycephalus margaritatus Pombal and Izecksohn, 2011, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 51: 444. Holotype: MNRJ 39312, by original designation. Type locality: "Sacra Família do Tinguá (22° 30′ 08″ S; 43° 35′ 13″ W), município Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Estado do Rio de Janeiro".

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the Municipalities of Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin and Petropolis, all in the state of Rio de Janeiro,

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


The original publication noted confusion in earlier literature with Brachycephalus ephippium. Tentatively assigned to the Brachycephalus ephippium group by Ribeiro, Bornschein, Belmonte-Lopes, Firkowski, Morato, and Pie, 2015, PeerJ, 3 (e1011): 1–35. Folly, Luna-Dias, Miguel, Ferreira, Machado, Lopes, and Pombal, 2023, Acta Zool., Stockholm, 104: 71–105, reviewed the osteology. 

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