Thoropa saxatilis Cocroft and Heyer, 1988

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

Thoropa saxatilis Cocroft and Heyer, 1988, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 101: 210. Holotype: MZUSP 64778, by original designation. Type locality: "20 km E of Bom Jardin on the road to Lauro Müller, State of Santa Catarine, Brazil"

English Names

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


Southernmost extent of the Atlantic forest in the states of Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 300-1000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 623. Nunes-de-Almeida, Assis, Feio, and Toledo, 2016, PLoS One, 11(9: e0162617): 1–12, reported that the advertisement call is unknown. 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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