Aplastodiscus sibilatus (Cruz, Pimenta, and Silvano, 2003)

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

Hyla sibilata Cruz, Pimenta, and Silvano, 2003, Bol. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, N.S., Zool., 503: 6. Holotype: MNRJ 27194, by original designation. Type locality: "BRASIL: BAHIA: Municipio de Cairu, Fazenda Subaúma (13° 31′ S, 39° 03′ W, 20 m de altitude)".

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

English Names

None noted.


Known from central-eastern Bahia to Alagoas, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


In the Hyla albosignata group 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. Lima, Skuk, and Silva, 2006, Herpetol. Rev., 37: 485, provided the record for Alagoas and detailed records from Bahia. Berneck, Haddad, Lyra, Cruz, and Faivovich, 2016, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 97: 213–223, placed this species (and its unnamed sister species) as the sister taxon of remaining Aplastodiscus, rendering the former Aplastodiscus albosignatus group paraphyletic. Juncá, 2006, Biota Neotrop., 6: 1–17, briefly summarized the presence of this species in the Serra da Jibóia region, Bahia, Brazil, and its habitat. Dubeux, Silva, Nascimento, Gonçalves, and Mott, 2019, Rev. Nordestina Zool., 12: 18–52, summarized the literature on larval morphology. See Dubeux, Nascimento, Lima, Magalhães, Silva, Gonçalves, Almeida, Correia, Garda, Mesquita, Rossa-Feres, and Mott, 2020, Biota Neotrop., 20 (2: e20180718): 1–24, for characterization and identification of larvae north of the Rio São Francisco in the Atlantic Forest of northeastern Brazil.     

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