Thoropa megatympanum Caramaschi and Sazima, 1984

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Cycloramphidae > Genus: Thoropa > Species: Thoropa megatympanum

Thoropa megatympanum Caramaschi and Sazima, 1984, Rev. Brasil. Zool., 2: 139. Holotype: JJ 6031, by original designation. Type locality: "Km 115 da estrada de Vespasiano a Conceição do Mato Dentro, município de Jaboticatubas, Serra do Cipó, Minas Gerais, Brasil".

English Names

Big-eared River Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 85).

Larged-eared Rock Frog (Eterovick and Sazima, 2004, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 113).

Distribution

Serra do Cipó and Serra do Espinhaço, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Comment

Discussed as "Thoropa sp." by Maxson and Heyer, 1982, Biotropica, 14: 10–15. Close to Thoropa miliaris according to the original publication. Canelas and Bertoluci, 2007, Iheringia, Zool., 97: 21–26, provided a record for the Serra do Caraça, southern end of the Serra do Espinhaço, Minas Gerais, Brazil.. Nunes-de-Almeida, Assis, Feio, and Toledo, 2016, PLoS One, 11(9: e0162617): 1–12, reported on vocalization. Eterovick and Sazima, 2004, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 113–114, provided a photograph and brief account. Eterovick, Souza, and Sazima, 2020, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 1–292, provided an account, life history information, and an identification scheme for the Serra de Cipó, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Larval morphology, anatomy, and phylogenetics reported on by Dias, Vera Candioti, Sabbag, Colaço, Silva, Haddad, Carvalho-e-Silva, and Grant, 2021, J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Res., 59: 1297–1321. 

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