Flectonotus pygmaeus (Boettger, 1893)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hemiphractidae > Genus: Flectonotus > Species: Flectonotus pygmaeus

Nototrema pygmaeum Boettger, 1893, Ber. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., 1893: 40. Syntypes: SMF 1419; SMF 1419.a invalidly designated lectotype by implication by Mertens, 1922, Senckenb. Biol., 4: 163; SMF 2679 (new numbering system) designated lectotype formally by Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 43. Type locality: "Puerto Cabello [, Estado Carabobo,] in Venezuela".

Flectonotus pygmaeusMiranda-Ribeiro, 1926, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 27: 109; Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 11.

Gastrotheca pygmaeaNoble, 1931, Biol. Amph.: 510.

Nototheca pygmaeumBokermann, 1950, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 9: 218.

English Names

Puerto Cabello Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 52).


Mérida Andes and Cordillera de la Costa, Venezuela; on the adjacent eastern slopes of the northern Cordillera Oriental, Norte de Santander, Colombia, 1100-1600 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Venezuela


See account (as Nototrema pygmaeum) by Rivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 145. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 53–54, for comments on range and literature.

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