Dendropsophus giesleri (Mertens, 1950)

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

Hyla giesleri Mertens, 1950, Wochenschr. Aquar. Terrarienkd., Braunschweig, 44: 185. Holotype: SMF 41217, by original designation. Type locality: "Barro Branco, Colonia de Imbarié, Municipio Duqué de Caxias, unwiet der Strasse von Rio nach Petropolis", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Dendropsophus giesleriFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 93.

English Names

Giesler's Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 55).


Lowlands of the Atlantic Coastal Forest in Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


See Heyer, 1980, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 93: 655, who removed this from the synonymy of Hyla microps, where it had been placed by Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 41, and Lutz, 1973, Brazil. Spec. Hyla: 95. Hartmann and Hartmann, 2002, Herpetol. Rev., 33: 220-221, provided the record for São Paulo, Brazil, and commented on the distribution. In the Dendropsophus parviceps group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 93. Murta da Fonseca, Gonçalves, and Nascimento, 2011, Herpetol. Notes, 4: 143-144, provided records for the Serra do Espinhaço in Minas Gerais and discussed the species range. In the Dendropsophus parviceps 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. 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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