Barycholos ternetzi (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1937)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Strabomantidae > Subfamily: Holoadeninae > Genus: Barycholos > Species: Barycholos ternetzi

Paludicola ternetzi Miranda-Ribeiro, 1937, O Campo, 8: 69. Holotype: MNRJ 488 according to Caramaschi and Pombal, 2001, J. Herpetol., 35: 62. Type locality: "Goyaz [= Goias]", Brazil. Rendered as "rio Maranhão, Goias", Brazil by Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 80.

Physalaemus ternetziBokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 80; Lynch, 1970, Copeia, 1970: 488-496.

Barycholos savagei Lynch, 1980, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Sect. A, Zool., 2: 290. Holotype: MNHNP 1946.328, by original designation. Type locality: "between the Rio Tapirapé and Conceicao [= Conceição], Estado Goiás, Brasil". Synonymy by Caramaschi and Pombal, 2001, J. Herpetol., 35: 358.

Barycholos ternetziCaramaschi and Pombal, 2001, J. Herpetol., 35: 358.

English Names

Savage's Goias Frog (Barycholos savagei: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 70).

Chimbo Frog (Barreto and Arzabe, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 198).


Records from the states of Goiás, Minas Gerais, Distrito Federal, Mato Grosso, São Paulo, and Tocantins, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


A distance of 3200 km separates this species and its only congener according to Cannatella, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 261, implying concern for the historical reality of Barycholos. Barreto and Arzabe, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 198, provided a record from Maranhão, Brazil, and discussed its range. Araújo, Condez, and Haddad, 2007, Check List, 3: 153-155, provided the first record for the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Martins, Silva, and Giaretta, 2009, Salamandra, 45: 106-109, reported on the range. Siqueira, Aguiar, Pansonato, Giaretta, Strüssmann, Martins, and Recco-Pimentel, 2009, Genet. Mol. Biol., 32: 47-476, suggested on the basis of karyological data that a cryptic species may exist under this single name. Lemes, Tessaroio, Morais, and Bastos, 2012, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 7: 157-164, reported on vocalizations. Oliveira, Santos, Souza, Lima-Ribeiro, Vergilio, Zórtea, Silva, Melo, Guilherme, Vaz-Silva, and Morais, 2019, Herpetol. Notes, 12: 492, reported the species from southwestern Goíás, Brazil, and discussed natural history. Neves, Yves, Pereira Silva, Alves, Vasques, Coelho, and Silva, 2019, Herpetozoa, Wien, 32: 113–123, provided habitat information and records for western Minas Gerais, Brazil. Vaz-Silva, Maciel, Nomura, Morais, Guerra Batista, Santos, Andrade, Oliveira, Brandão, and Bastos, 2020, Guia Ident. Anf. Goiás e Dist. Fed. Brasil Central: 33, provided an account for Goiás and the D.F. population, Brazil. 

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