Fritziana goeldii (Boulenger, 1895)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hemiphractidae > Genus: Fritziana > Species: Fritziana goeldii

Hyla goeldii Boulenger, 1895 "1894", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1894: 645. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.12.69-70 (formerly according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 90. Type locality: "Colonia Alpina, Theresopolis, [Rio de Janeiro,] Brazil".

Fritzia goeldiiMiranda-Ribeiro, 1920, Rev. Mus. Paulista, São Paulo, 12: 327.

Fritziana goeldiiMello-Leitão, 1937, Zoogeograph. Brasil: 330; Duellman and Gray, 1983, Herpetologica, 39: 333-358.

Flectonotus goeldiiLutz, 1954, Mem. Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 52: 158; Weygoldt and Carvalho-e-Silva, 1991, Amphibia-Reptilia, 12: 67-80; by implication; Duellman, Jungfer, and Blackburn, 2011, Phyllomedusa, 10: 19.

English Names

Goeldi's Frog (Cochran, 1961, Living Amph. World: 120; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 54).

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


Mountains of southeastern Brazil (states of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


Izecksohn and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2001, Anf. Municipio Rio de Janeiro: 36, provided a brief account and photo. Records from the state of Espirito Santo have been referred to Fritziana tonimi. Haas, 1996, J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Res., 34: 163–171, described the development and anatomy of the larva with respect to other hemiphractine frogs. 

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