Fritziana Mello-Leitão, 1937

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hemiphractidae > Genus: Fritziana
7 species

Fritzia Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920, Rev. Mus. Paulista, São Paulo, 12: 327. Type species: Hyla goeldi Boulenger, 1895, by original designation. Junior homonym of Fritzia Cambridge (Arachnidae). Objective synonym of Fritziana Mello-Leitão, 1937.

Coelonotus Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920, Rev. Mus. Paulista, São Paulo, 12: 324. Type species: Coelonotus fissilis Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920, by original designation. Preoccupied by Coelonotus Peters (a fish). Synonymy by Bokermann, 1950, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 9: 218.

Fritziana Mello-Leitão, 1937, Zoogeograph. Brasil: 330. Type species: Hyla goeldii Boulenger, 1895. Presumably intended as a replacement name for Fritzia Miranda-Ribeiro, but not done explicitly.

Nototheca Bokermann, 1950, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 9: 217. Replacement name for Coelonotus Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920.

English Names

None noted.


Mountains and adjacent coastal lowlands of southeastern Brazil from Espírito Santo to São Paulo.


Discussed by Duellman and Gray, 1983, Herpetologica, 39: 333-358. Removed from the synonymy of Flectonotus on phylogenetic grounds by Duellman, Jungfer, and Blackburn, 2011, Phyllomedusa, 10: 15-29, where it had been placed by Weygoldt and Carvalho-e-Silva, 1991, Amphibia-Reptilia, 12: 67-80.. Blackburn and Duellman, 2013, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 68 : 709-714, confirmed that Fritziana and Flectonotus are only distantly related.  Castroviejo-Fisher, Padial, De la Riva, Pombal, Silva, Rojas-Runjaic, Medina-Méndez, and Frost, 2015, Zootaxa, 4004: 1–72, provided a phylogenetic analysis of the species and related genera and noted a number of unnamed species. Folly, Hepp, and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2018, Herpetologica, 74: 58–72, provided a Bayesian tree of the species of Fritziana. Walker, Lyra, and Haddad, 2018, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 123: 59–72, reported on the molecular phylogenetics of the group.

Contained taxa (7 sp.):

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