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 and Serra do Espinhaço in Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo, Brazil. See comment.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


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. Marinho, Santos, Faivovich, Lyra, Giaretta, Haddad, and Carvalho, 2024, Herpetologica, 80: 60, described the advertisement call and noted that the record from Reserva Ecológica Michelin, municipality of Igrapiúna, Bahia, Brazil, requires confirmation.

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