Bokermannohyla circumdata (Cope, 1871)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Bokermannohyla > Species: Bokermannohyla circumdata

Hypsiboas circumdatus Cope, 1867, J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, Ser. 2, 6: 200. Nomen nudum.

Hypsiboas circumdatus Cope, 1871 "1870", Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 11: 555. Holotype: MCZ according to the original publication; Barbour and Loveridge, 1929, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 69: 283, stated in error that MCZ 1508 is a syntype (presumably this is the holotype). Type locality: "Brazil"; restricted to "Rio de Janeiro", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 68.

Hyla circumdataBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 353.

Hyla circundataBokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 68. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Bokermannohyla circumdataFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 83.

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

English Names

Espirito Santo Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 55).

Thigh-barred Treefrog (Eterovick and Sazima, 2004, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 45).


Mountains of Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Santa Catarina in southeastern Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


In the Hyla circumdata group. Removed from the synonymy of Hyla crepitans by Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 68, where it had been placed by Cochran, 1955 "1954", Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 206: 66, and Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 193. See account by Heyer, Rand, Cruz, Peixoto, and Nelson, 1990, Arq. Zool., São Paulo, 31: 259-261. Izecksohn and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2001, Anf. Municipio Rio de Janeiro: 39, provided a brief account and photo. In the Bokermannohyla circumdata group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 82-83. Canelas and Bertoluci, 2007, Iheringia, Zool., 97: 21-26, provided a record for the Serra do Caraça, southern end of the Serra do Espinhaço, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Eterovick and Sazima, 2004, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 45-46, provided a photograph and brief account (as Hyla aff. circumdata). Cruz, Feio, and Caramaschi, 2009, Anf. Ibitipoca: 82-83, provided photographs and a brief account for Parque Estadual do Ibitipoca, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Napoli, Encarnação, Cunha, Abreu, and Herrera, 2011, Herpetol. Notes, 4: 105-109, discussed the Bahia, Brazil, record. Carvalho, Giaretta, and Magrini, 2012, Zootaxa, 3321: 37-55, reported on advertisement call structure. Nali, Zamudio, and Prado, 2014, Amphibia-Reptilia, 35: 355-360, who characterized a number of polymorphic microsatellite markers. Pereira Silva, Silva, Pirani, and Mângia, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 521-524, reported on the distress call. Eterovick, Souza, and Sazima, 2020, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 1-292, provided an account, life history information, and an identification scheme for the Serra de Cipó, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Pezzuti, Leite, Rossa-Feres, and Garcia, 2021, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 22 (Special Issue): 1–109, described and discussed larval morphology of a candidate species similar to Bokermannohyla circumdata.  

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