Thoropa petropolitana (Wandolleck, 1907)

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

Hylodes petropolitanus Wandolleck, 1907, Abh. Ber. Zool. Anthropol. Ethnograph. Mus. Dresden, 11: 7. Syntypes: MKTD D 2037 (4 adults, 5 larvae, egg masses); destroyed in World War II according to Obst, 1977, Zool. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkd. Dresden, 34: 174. Type locality: "Urwäldern von Petropolis", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Elosia petropolitanusBoulenger, 1909, Zool. Rec., 44: 34.

Ololigon abbreviatus petropolitanaMiranda-Ribeiro, 1923, Rev. Mus. Paulista, São Paulo, 13: 844.

Eleutherodactylus petropolitanusMüller, 1927, Abh. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., 40: 275.

Borborocoetes petropolitanusNoble, 1927, Ann. New York Acad. Sci., 30: 84.

Thoropa petropolitanaLutz, 1947, Copeia, 1947: 246; Bokermann, 1965, An. Acad. Brasil. Cienc., 37: 530; Lynch, 1972, Bull. S. California Acad. Sci., 71: 5.

Eupsophus petropolitanusCochran, 1955 "1954", Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 206: 298. 

English Names

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


Known with certainty only from above 800 m elevation in the Serra dos Orgãos, state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Records for states of São Paulo and Espírito Santo require confirmation.


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: 421. Nunes-de-Almeida, Assis, Feio, and Toledo, 2016, PLoS One, 11(9: e0162617): 1–12, reported on vocalization. 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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