Dendropsophus anceps (Lutz, 1929)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Dendropsophus > Species: Dendropsophus anceps

Hyla anceps Lutz, 1929, C. R. Mém. Hebd. Séances Soc. Biol. Filial., Paris, 101 (1929, vol. 2): 943. Syntypes: Not designated; according to museum records—AL-MNRJ 1776-77, USNM 96441-42 (according to Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 50), MCZ 15850 (on exchange from IOC, according to Barbour and Loveridge, 1946, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 96: 121), and UMMZ 68773 (according to Kluge, 1983, Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 166: 42). Type locality: "d'Estrella [= Estrela], entre Rio de Janeiro et Petropolis", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Dendropsophus ancepsFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 91.

English Names

Estrella Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 54).


Lowlands of Paraná through São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, adjacent eastern Minas Gerais, and southwestern Bahia, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


For discussion see Lutz, 1949 "1948", Mem. Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 46: 300-313; and Cochran, 1955 "1954", Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 206: 188. Izecksohn and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2001, Anf. Municipio Rio de Janeiro: 38, provided a brief account and photo. In the Dendropsophus leucophyllatus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 91. Gomes and Martins, 2006, Check List, 2(3): 22-25, described the advertisement call and discussed and mapped the range. Rolim, Maffei, Sene, Medolago, Vernini, Ubaid, and Jim, 2008, Check List, 4: 358-361, provided a new record for São Paulo, and discussed the range. Conte, Garey, Lingnau, Silva, Armstrong, and Hartmann, 2009, Check List, 5: 202-209, discussed the range in Paraná, Brazil. Conte, Nomura, Machado, Kwet, Lingnau, and Rossa-Feres, 2010, Biota Neotrop., São Paulo, 10: 201–224, provided new records and discussed natural history and the advertisement call. Silva, Ferreira, Santos, and Feio, 2011, Check List, 7: 128-130, provided new reocrds for Minas Gerais and discussed the range.a Rivera-Correa and Orrico, 2013, Zootaxa, 3686: 455-456, commented on the controversy surrounding the membership of this species in the Dendropsophus leucophyllatus species group. In the Dendropsophus leucophyllatus group of Orrico, Grant, Faivovich, Rivera-Correa, Rada, Lyra, Cassini, Valdujo, Schargel, Machado, Wheeler, Barrio-Amorós, Loebmann, Moravec, Zina, Solé, Sturaro, Peloso, Suárez, and Haddad, 2021, Cladistics, 37: 73–105. 

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