Dendropsophus marmoratus (Laurenti, 1768)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Dendropsophinae > Genus: Dendropsophus > Species: Dendropsophus marmoratus

Bufo marmoratus Laurenti, 1768, Spec. Med. Exhib. Synops. Rept.: 29. Type(s): By indication frog(s) illustrated as Rana surinamensis by Seba, 1734, Locuplet. Rer. Nat. Thesaur. Descript. Icon. Exp. Univ. Phys. Hist., 1: pl. 71, figs. 4, 5. Type locality: "Surinami".

Buffo marmoratusLacépède, 1788, Hist. Nat. Quadrup. Ovip. Serpens, 16mo ed., 2: 375, 461; Lacépède, 1788, Hist. Nat. Quadrup. Ovip. Serpens, Quarto ed., 1: table after page 618, and referencing account on page 607. Rejected as a nonbinominal work by Opinion 2104, Anonymous, 2005, Bull. Zool. Nomencl., 62: 55.

Hyla marmorataDaudin, 1800, Hist. Nat. Quad. Ovip., Livr. 2: 23; Latreille in Sonnini de Manoncourt and Latreille, 1801 "An. X", Hist. Nat. Rept., 2: 184; Daudin, 1802 "An. XI", Hist. Nat. Rain. Gren. Crap., Quarto: 34.

Calamita marmoratusMerrem, 1820, Tent. Syst. Amph.: 174.

Lophopus marmoratusTschudi, 1838, Classif. Batr.: 73.

Hyla (Lophopus) marmorataFitzinger, 1843, Syst. Rept.: 30.

Hyla marmorata marmorataRivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 126.

Quinzhyla marmorataBauer, 2005, in Ananjeva and Tsinenko (eds.), Herpetol. Petropolitana: 15.

Dendropsophus marmoratusFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 91.

English Names

Marbled Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 56).

Marbled Toad (Lacépède, 1802, Nat. Hist. Ovip. Quadruped. (Kerr transl.): 318).


Amazon Basin in Brazil (Acre, Rondônia, Pará, and Mato Grosso), Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia; southern Venezuela through Guyana, Surinam, and to French Guiana. 


For account see Bokermann, 1964, Senckenb. Biol., 45: 243–254. Duellman, 1978, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 65: 154–155, provided a brief account including characterization of call and tadpole. Zimmerman, 1983, Herpetologica, 39: 235–246, and Zimmerman and Bogart, 1984, Acta Amazonica, 14: 473–520, reported on vocalization. Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 146–147, provided a brief account and photo. First record for Bolivia by Köhler, 1995, Herpetofauna, Weinstadt, 17: 6. Duellman, 2005, Cusco Amazonico: 218–220, provided an account (adult and larval morphology, description of the call, life history). In the Dendropsophus marmoratus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 91. Kok and Kalamandeen, 2008, Intr. Taxon. Amph. Kaieteur Natl. Park: 159–160, provided an account. Gomes and Peixoto, 2009, Herpetol. Rev., 40: 445, provided a record from Mato Grosso, Brazil, and commented on the Brazilian component of the range. See account for Surinam population by Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 118–119. See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 400–401, for brief account and records for Guyana. Melo-Sampaio and Souza, 2015, Check List, 11 (Art. 1681): 1–6, provided records from Acre, Brazil.  Teixeira, Seger, Targueta, Orrico, and Lourenço, 2016, Comp. Cytogenet., 10: 753–767, reported on the karyotype as compared to other members of the Dendropsophus marmoratus group.  Zimmerman, 1983, Herpetologica, 39: 235–246, reported on advertisement call, as Hyla marmorata. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 74, for comments on range, systematics, and literature. Señaris and Rojas-Runjaic, 2020, in Rull and Carnaval (eds.), Neotrop. Divers. Patterns Process.: 571–632, commented on range and conservation status in the Venezuelan Guayana. See brief account for the Manu region, Peru, by Villacampa-Ortega, Serrano-Rojas, and Whitworth, 2017, Amph. Manu Learning Cent.: 138–139. In the Dendropsophus marmoratus group of Orrico, Grant, Faivovich, Rivera-Correa, Rada, Lyra, Cassini, Valdujo, Schargel, Machado, Wheeler, Barrio-Amorós, Loebmann, Moravec, Zina, Solé, Sturaro, Peloso, Suárez, and Haddad, 2021, Cladistics, 37: 73–105.   

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