Aplastodiscus arildae (Cruz and Peixoto, 1987)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Aplastodiscus > Species: Aplastodiscus arildae

Hyla arildae Cruz and Peixoto, 1987 "1985", Arq. Univ. Fed. Rural Rio de Janeiro, 8: 60. Holotype: EI 7536, by original designation. Type locality: "represa do Guinle, Teresópolis, [Serra dos Orgãos,] R[io de] J[aneiro]", Brazil.

Aplastodiscus arildaeFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 82.

Boana arildaeWiens, Fetzner, Parkinson, and Reeder, 2005, Syst. Biol., 54: 743, by implication.

English Names

Teresopolis Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 54).


Serra do Mar, Serra da Mantiqueira, and Serra do Espinhaço, in southeastern Brazil, 800 to 1500 m elevation.

Geographics occurrence

Natural resident: Brazil

Endemic to the political unit: Brazil


In the Hyla albofrenata group according to original publication. See account (as Hyla albofrenata in error [errata in Heyer et al.]) by Heyer, Rand, Cruz, Peixoto, and Nelson, 1990, Arq. Zool., São Paulo, 31: 255–256. In the Aplastodiscus albofrenatus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 82. Zina and Haddad, 2006, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 1: 227–236, discussed the acoustic repertoire. Carvalho, Galdino, and Nascimento, 2006, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 64: 247–254, discussed courtship behavior and the advertisement call. Orrico, Carvalho-e-Silva, and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2006, Rev. Brasil. Zool., 23: 994–1001, described the advertisement call. Canelas and Bertoluci, 2007, Iheringia, Zool., 97: 21–26, provided a record for the Serra do Caraça, southern end of the Serra do Espinhaço, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Cruz, Feio, and Caramaschi, 2009, Anf. Ibitipoca: 78–79, provided photographs and a brief account for Parque Estadual do Ibitipoca, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Pezzuti, Leite, Rossa-Feres, and Garcia, 2021, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 22 (Special Issue): 1–109, described and discussed larval morphology and natural history. 

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