Euparkerella Griffiths, 1959

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Strabomantidae > Subfamily: Holoadeninae > Genus: Euparkerella
5 species

Euparkerella Griffiths, 1959, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 132: 477. Type species: Sminthillus brasiliensis Parker, 1926, by original designation.

English Names

Guanabara Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 80).


Atlantic coastal forests in the states of Espírito Santo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Reviewed by Izecksohn, 1988, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 48: 59-74, who suggested (as did Giaretta and Sawaya, 1998, Copeia, 1998: 987) that Euparkerella might be most closely related to Brachycephalus (see comment under Brachycephalus). See comment under Adelophryne. Provisional association of this genus with Holoadeninae by Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 99, on the basis of its morphological similarity to HoloadenHepp, Carvalho-e-Silva, Carvalho-e-Silva, and Folly, 2015, Zootaxa, 3973: 251–270, provided a key to the species in the genus and discussed accoustic differences among the species. Fusinatto, Alexandrino, Haddad, Brunes, Rocha, and Sequeira, 2013, PLoS One, 8(11: e79504): 1–12, reported on cryptic diversity. Bezerra, Carvalho, Citeli, Carvalho-e-Silva, and Hepp, 2019, Heringeriana, 13: 1–9, discussed the potential range and suggested that multiple unnamed species may be undetected. 

Contained taxa (5 sp.):

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