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.


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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