Dendropsophus berthalutzae (Bokermann, 1962)

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

Hyla berthalutzae Bokermann, 1962, Neotropica, 8: 84. Holotype: WCAB 6597, by original designation; now in MZUSP. Type locality: "Paranapiacaba, Estado de São Paulo, Brasil".

Dendropsophus berthalutzaeFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 92.

English Names

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


Coastal lowlands from eastern Paraná and Serra do Mar, São Paulo, to Espírito Santo, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


Related to Hyla microcephala (as Hyla misera) and Hyla nana, according to the original publication. Bokermann, 1963, An. Acad. Brasil. Cienc., 35: 465–468, detailed larval morphology (as Hyla berthalutzae). Pugliese, Alves, and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2000, Alytes, 18: 73-80, doubted its assignment to the Hyla microcephala group. Izecksohn and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2001, Anf. Municipio Rio de Janeiro: 45, provided a brief account and photo. In the Dendropsophus microcephalus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 91–92. Conte, Garey, Lingnau, Silva, Armstrong, and Hartmann, 2009, Check List, 5: 202–209, discussed the range in Paraná, Brazil. Moura, Lacerda, and Feio, 2012, Salamandra, 48: 177–180, reported on the advertisement call and distribution. Forti, Martins, and Bertoluci, 2012, Zootaxa, 3310: 66–68, reported on the advertisement call and geographic variation in call features. Forti, Haddad, Leite, Drummond, Assis, Crivellari, Mello, Garcia, Zornosa-Torres, and Toledo, 2019, PeerJ, 7(e7612): 1–39, reported on advertisement call. In the Dendropsophus decipiens 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, who also noted that the "Dendropsophus berthalutzae" terminal in the study of Faivovich et al. (2005) is actually of Dendropsophus meridanusManzano, Takeno, and Sawaya, 2022, Zootaxa, 5178: 453–472, reported on the advertisement call from the state of São Paulo, Brazil.  

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