Phyzelaphryne miriamae Heyer, 1977

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Eleutherodactylidae > Subfamily: Phyzelaphryninae > Genus: Phyzelaphryne > Species: Phyzelaphryne miriamae

Phyzelaphryne miriamae Heyer, 1977, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 31: 153. Holotype: MZUSP 49894, by original designation. Type locality: "Brasil: Amazonas; Igarapé Puruzinho at Rio Madeira".

English Names

Miriam's Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 83).


Madeira, Purus, Jaú and Solimões river basins west of Maués, Amazonas, Brazil, with the easternmost record being Parque Rio Tapajós, 75 km southwest of Itaituba, Pará, Brazil; western and southernmost record being Cachoeira do Teotônio, Porto Velho, Rondônia, but the species is known to occur along most of the upper Madeira River. 


External morphology and the advertisement call were detailed in the original publication. Hoogmoed and Lescure, 1984, Zool. Meded., Leiden, 58ezembed: 88-92, resurrected Phyzelaphryne and provided a map of its distribution. Resurrected from the synonymy of Eleutherodactylus nigrovittatus by Hoogmoed and Lescure, 1984, Zool. Meded., Leiden, 58: 85, with which it had been synonymized by Lynch, 1980, Am. Mus. Novit., 2696: 1-24, and Lynch and Lescure, 1980, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Sect. A, Zool., 2: 311. De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 57, and Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 69, consider this species possibly to occur in Bolivia. See account by Simões, Costa, Rojas-Runjaic, Gagliardi-Urrutia, Sturaro, Peloso, and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2018, Zootaxa, 4532: 203–230. 

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