Ischnocnema melanopygia Targino, Costa, and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2009

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

Ischnocnema melanopygia Targino, Nogueira da Costa, and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2009, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 4: 141. Holotype: ZUFRJ 9449, by original designation. Type locality: "Itatiaia National Park, next to Brejo da Lapa (approximately 2150 m elevation), State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil".

English Names

None noted.


Araucaria forest at 2137–2177 m elevation in Itatiaia National Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


In the Ischnocnema lactea group according to the original publication, and the Ischnocnema lactea species series of 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. Forti, Haddad, Leite, Drummond, Assis, Crivellari, Mello, Garcia, Zornosa-Torres, and Toledo, 2019, PeerJ, 7(e7612): 1–39, reported on advertisement call. 

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