Dendropsophus decipiens (Lutz, 1925)

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

Hyla decipiens Lutz, 1925, C. R. Mém. Hebd. Séances Soc. Biol. Filial., Paris, 93 (1925, vol. 2): 212. Syntypes: Not stated; AL-MNRJ 90-91 and USNM 96194 according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 51, and (likely) USNM 96150 according to Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 53 (not mentioned by Duellman in his subsequent catalog). Type locality: "près de Rio [de Janeiro]", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Hyla decipiens decipiensLutz, 1973, Brazil. Spec. Hyla: 212, by implication.

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

English Names

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


Coastal region of eastern Brazil from eastern Bahia and eastern Minas Gerais to southern São Paulo.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


See Lutz, 1973, Brazil. Spec. Hyla: 208. Provisionally placed in the Hyla microcephala group by Bastos and Pombal, 1996, Amphibia-Reptilia, 17: 325-331. Pugliese, Alves, and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2000, Alytes, 18: 73-80, doubted its assignment to this group. Call described by Abrunhosa, Wogel, and Pombal, 2001, Bol. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 472: 1–12. Izecksohn and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2001, Anf. Municipio Rio de Janeiro: 47, 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. Dias, Araujo-Vieira, Carvalho-e-Silva, and Orrico, 2019, PLoS One, 14 (7: e0219716): 1–13, reported on larval anatomy. 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. Oliveira, Magalhães, Teixeira, Moura, Porto, Guimarães, Giaretta, and Tinôco, 2021, PLoS One, 16(7: e0248112): 1–23, discussed molecular phylogenetics andsuggested on the basis of molecular distance that nominal Dendropsophus decipiens covers as many as 9 unnamed lineages. Pezzuti, Leite, Rossa-Feres, and Garcia, 2021, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 22 (Special Issue): 1–109, described and discussed larval morphology and natural history. 

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