Holoaden bradei Lutz, 1958

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Strabomantidae > Subfamily: Holoadeninae > Genus: Holoaden > Species: Holoaden bradei

Holoaden bradei Lutz, 1958, Mem. Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 56: 383. Holotype: MNRJ, by original designation; types discussed and MNRJ 4087 regarded as holotype by Caramaschi and Pombal, 2006, Rev. Brasil. Zool., 23: 1261. Type locality: "Alto Itatiaia", Brazil. Given as "Brejo da Lapa, 2.20 m, Parque Nacional do Itatiaia, Rio de Janeiro", Brazil by Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 43. Augmented to "Brejo da Lapa (22°21′S, 44°44′W, 2160 m de altitude), Parque Nacional do Itatiaia, Município de Itamonte, Estado de Minas Gerais, Brasil" by

English Names

Itatiaia Highland Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 81).


Highlands in the Itatiaia Mountains, Rio de Janeiro, southeastern Brazil, 2400-2600 m elevation

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


Caramaschi and Pombal, 2006, Rev. Brasil. Zool., 23: 1261-1263, discussed the type series. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 400. Martinelli and Toledo, 2016, Zootaxa, 4184: 383–385, suggested that this species is extinct and discussed the distress call. 

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