Dendrophryniscus Jiménez de la Espada, 1870

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Dendrophryniscus
17 species

Dendrophryniscus Jiménez de la Espada, 1870, J. Sci. Math. Phys. Nat., Lisboa, 3: 65. Type species: Dendrophryniscus brevipollicatus Jiménez de la Espada, 1870, by monotypy.

English Names

Tree Toads (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 44).


Atlantic forests of Brazil.


McDiarmid, 1971, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 12: 49, considered Dendrophryniscus to be most closely related to MelanophryniscusPortik and Papenfuss, 2015, BMC Evol. Biol., 15 (152): 1–19, recovered Dendrophryniscus as the sister taxon of all bufonids, excluding MelanophryniscusCannatella, 1986, Herpetologica, 42: 197-205, considered on the basis of comparative morphology Dendrophryniscus (in the sense at the time of being composed of Dendrophryniscus brevipollicatus and Amazophrynella minuta) to be the sister-taxon of Oreophrynella. Fouquet, Recoder, Teixeira, Cassimiro, Amaro, Camacho, Damasceno, Carnaval, Moritz, and Rodrigues, 2012, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 62: 826-838, partitioned Dendrophryniscus into Dendrophyniscus and Amazonella (now Amazophrynella). Cruz, Caramaschi, Fusinatto, and Brasileiro, 2019, Zootaxa, 4648: 27–62, reviewed Dendrophryniscus brevipollicatus, resulting in the redelimitation of that species, a phylogenetic analysis of the genus, and the naming of four new species. 

Contained taxa (17 sp.):

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