Ischnocnema juipoca (Sazima and Cardoso, 1978)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Brachycephalidae > Genus: Ischnocnema > Species: Ischnocnema juipoca

Eleutherodactylus juipoca Sazima and Cardoso, 1978, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 38: 921. Holotype: MNRJ 4013, by original designation. Type locality: "Souzas, Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil (aprox. 22° 50′ S, 46° 58′ W; 620 m alt.)".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) juipocaLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 226.

Ischnocnema juipocaHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: 15; Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 29.

English Names

Souzas Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 76).

Castanets Free-toed Froglet (Eterovick and Sazima, 2004, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 79).


Vicinity of the type locality in the state of São Paulo, and the southern end of the Serra do Espinhaço, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil.


In the Eleutherodactylus binotatus group, according to the original publication, where the advertisement call was described. Haddad, Andrade, and Cardoso, 1988, Brasil Florestal, 64: 9–20, described the call. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) binotatus series, Eleutherodactylus binotatus group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 226. Canelas and Bertoluci, 2007, Iheringia, Zool., 97: 21-26, provided a second locality. In the Ischnocnema verrucosa species series of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 29, Canedo and Haddad, 2012, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 65: 619, Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 122, and Taucce, Canedo, Parreiras, Drummond, Nogueira-Costa, and Haddad, 2018, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 128: 123–146. Eterovick and Sazima, 2004, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 79-80, provided a photograph and brief account (as Eleutherodactylus juipoca). Cruz, Feio, and Caramaschi, 2009, Anf. Ibitipoca: 54-55, provided photographs and a brief account for Parque Estadual do Ibitipoca, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Assis, Guedes, Savignon, and Feio, 2018, Herpetol. Notes, 11: 561–563, compared the advertisement call to that of Ischnocnema penaxavantinho. Eterovick, Souza, and Sazima, 2020, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 1-292, provided an account, life history information, and an identification scheme for the Serra de Cipó, Minas Gerais, Brazil. 

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