Aplastodiscus cavicola (Cruz and Peixoto, 1985)

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

Hyla cavicola Cruz and Peixoto, 1985 "1984", Arq. Univ. Fed. Rural Rio de Janeiro, 7: 41. Holotype: EI 7341, by original designation. Type locality: "Santa Teresa, E[spírito] S[anto]", Brazil.

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

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

English Names

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


Serra da Mantiqueria, the Reserva Particular do Patrimonio Natural Feliciano Miguel Abdala, and the Municipality of São Gonçalo do Rio Abaixo in Minas Gerais; the Serra da Boa Vista in Espírito Santo, and Duas Barras, state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. See comment. 


Related to Hyla albosignata according to the original publication. Call described by Abrunhosa, Pimenta, Cruz, and Haddad, 2005, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 63: 275–282. In the Aplastodiscus albosignatus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 82. Cassimiro, Canelas, and Bertoluci, 2006, Herpetol. Rev., 37: 237, provided records for Minas Gerais. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 615. Pezzuti, Leite, Pires, and Garcia, 2010, Zootaxa, 2636: 65–68, reported on larval morphology. Pinheiro, Pezzuti, Berneck, Lyra, Lima, and Leite, 2021, Salamandra, 57: 27–43, reported on the possibility of cryptic species in the state of Rio de Janeiro. 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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