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.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


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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