Corythomantis greeningi Boulenger, 1896

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Corythomantis > Species: Corythomantis greeningi

Corythomantis greeningi Boulenger, 1896, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 17: 405. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.25.97 (formerly 1896.1.20.3) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 86. Type locality: "Brazil (exact locality unknown)"; corrected to "Brazil: Espirito Santo" by Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 86.

Corythomantis schubarti Miranda-Ribeiro, 1937, O Campo, 1937: 56. Holotype: MNRJ 246, according to Miranda-Ribeiro, 1955, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 42: 411. Type locality: "Salgadinho, Pernambuco", Brazil. Synonymy by Carvalho, 1941, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 1: 107.

Corythomantis greeningiCarvalho, 1941, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 1: 107.

Corythomantis schubarthaeLutz, 1968, Pearce-Sellards Ser., 11: 19. Misspelling.

English Names

Greening's Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 52).


Xeric and subhumid regions of northeastern Brazil from northeastern Maranhão to central Tocantins, to north-central Goiás east to Alagoas.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


For discussion see Carvalho, 1941, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 1: 101–110, and Trueb, 1970, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 18: 546–716. See Sazima and Cardoso, 1980, Iheringia, Zool., 55: 3–7. Juncá, Carneiro, and Rodrigues, 2008, Zootaxa, 1686: 48–56, reported on a dwarf population in the Serra São José (state of Bahia) that they regarded as conspecific with normal-sized populations. Silva, Hoffmann, and Santana, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 717–720, provided a record for district of Taquaruçu, Palmas municipality, central Tocantins, Brazil. Oliveira, Weber, de Sá, Ferreira, Libório, and Takazone, 2017, Phyllomedusa, 16: 71–80, reported on the larval chondrocranium and internal oral morphology. Forti, Foratto, Márquez, Pereira, and Toledo, 2018, PeerJ, 6(e4813): 1–19, characterized the advertisement call. 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. Vaz-Silva, Maciel, Nomura, Morais, Guerra Batista, Santos, Andrade, Oliveira, Brandão, and Bastos, 2020, Guia Ident. Anf. Goiás e Dist. Fed. Brasil Central: 63–64, provided an account. Dubeux, Gonçalves, Ramos, Melo, Silva, and Mott, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 997–1002, provided a record for Pedra Talhada Biological Reseerve, Quebrangulo Municipality, Alagoas, Brazil, and commented on natural history and range. Uchôa, Costa, Sena, and Andrade, 2021, Amphibia-Reptilia, 42: 531–537, reported on geographical variation in larval chondrocranial anatomy. 

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