Flectonotus Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hemiphractidae > Genus: Flectonotus
2 species

Flectonotus Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 27: 109. Type species: Nototrema pygmaeum Boettger, 1893, by original designation.

English Names

Brazilian Treefrogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 52).

Venezuelan Marsupial Frogs (Hedges, Powell, Henderson, Hanson, and Murphy, 2019, Caribb. Herpetol., 67: 13).


Andes of northeastern Colombia and adjacent Venezuela as well as the Cordillera de la Costa and the Península de Paria in the latter country; Trinidad and Tobago.


Discussed by Duellman and Gray, 1983, Herpetologica, 39: 333-358. See comment under FritzianaDuellman, 2015, Marsupial Frogs, discussed the genus as part of a larger review of the entire family. 

Contained taxa (2 sp.):

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