Aplastodiscus leucopygius (Cruz and Peixoto, 1985)

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

Hyla leucopygia Cruz and Peixoto, 1985 "1984", Arq. Univ. Fed. Rural Rio de Janeiro, 7: 39. Holotype: EI 7333, by original designation. Type locality: "Represa do Guinle, Teresópolis, R[io de] J[aneiro]", Brazil.

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

English Names

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


Serra do Mar and the southern sector of Serra da Mantiqueria in Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


Related to Hyla albosignata according to the original publication. See account by Heyer, Rand, Cruz, Peixoto, and Nelson, 1990, Arq. Zool., São Paulo, 31: 264-265. 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. Zina and Haddad, 2006, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 1: 227–236, discussed the acoustic repertoire. Cruz, Feio, and Caramaschi, 2009, Anf. Ibitipoca: 80-81, provided photographs and a brief account for Parque Estadual do Ibitipoca, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Berneck, Segalla, and Haddad, 2017, Herpetol. Notes, 10: 351–254, reported on amplexus. Santos-Pereira, Pombal, and Rocha, 2018, Biota Neotrop., 18 (3: e20170322): 1–19, suggested that isolated records from Paraná, Brazil, require confirmation. Marinho, Santos, Faivovich, Lyra, Giaretta, Haddad, and Carvalho, 2024, Herpetologica, 80: 54, described the advertisement call and revised the range of the species.   

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