Aplastodiscus musicus (Lutz, 1949)

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

Hyla musica Lutz, 1949 "1948", Mem. Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 46: 565. Syntypes: MNRJ 3203-19. Type locality: "fica a margem do km. 4.5 da trilha ao Campo das Antas no Parque Nacional Serra dos Orgãos, em Terezópolis, a 1200 km. [Sic] de altitude e 22° 26′ 14″ de Lat. Sul.", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Also given in English as "The Organ Mountains National Park at Theresópolis. Alt. 1200 ms. Above sea level at km. 4.5 of the trail to the top of the Range; 22° 26′ 14″ Lat. S.", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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

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

English Names

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


Serra dos Órgãos, southeastern Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


See Cochran, 1955 "1954", Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 206: 170. In the Hyla albomarginata group, according to Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 240. In the more exclusive Hyla albofrenata subgroup according to Cruz and Peixoto, 1987 "1985", Arq. Univ. Fed. Rural Rio de Janeiro, 8: 66-70. In the Aplastodiscus albofrenatus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 82. Transferred to the Aplastodiscus albosignatus group by Berneck, Haddad, Lyra, Cruz, and Faivovich, 2016, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 97: 213. Bezerra, Passos, Luna-Dias, Quintanilha, and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2020, Herpetologica, 76: 74–82, discussed the call and its phylogenetic placement in the Aplastodiscus albofrenatus group. 

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