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.


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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