Dendropsophus jimi (Napoli and Caramaschi, 1999)

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

Hyla jimi Napoli and Caramaschi, 1999, Bol. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, N.S., Zool., 407: 2. Holotype: MNRJ 21980, by original designation. Type locality: "Brazil—São Paulo, Botucatu (approximately, 22° 53′ S, 48° 26′ W, 805 m above sea level)".

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

English Names

None noted.


Known from the type locality (Botucatu, São Paulo) and Brasilia, as well as western Minas Gerais, Brazil, possibly to Goiás (see comment); also reported from Amambay, Canindeyú, and San Pedro provinces, east-central Paraguay.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil, Paraguay


In the Hyla rubicundula group, Hyla tritaeniata complex according to the original publication. Martins and Jim, 2004, Brazil. J. Biol., 64: 645–654, reported on the advertisement call. In the Dendropsophus microcephalus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 91-92. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 7, reported the species from Amambay Province, east-central Paraguay, which suggests a much wider distribution in the Atlantic forest than previously expected. Weiler, Núñez, Airaldi, Lavilla, Peris, and Baldo, 2013, Anf. Paraguay: 56, provided a brief account, image, and dot map for Paraguay. De Mello, Rodrigues, Rocha, and Brandão, 2018, North-West. J. Zool., Romania, 14: 71–75, discussed the correlation of morphology and call site selection and reported the species from Brasilia, Brazil. Neves, Yves, Pereira Silva, Alves, Vasques, Coelho, and Silva, 2019, Herpetozoa, Wien, 32: 113–123, provided habitat information and a record for western Minas Gerais, Brazil. Vaz-Silva, Maciel, Nomura, Morais, Guerra Batista, Santos, Andrade, Oliveira, Brandão, and Bastos, 2020, Guia Ident. Anf. Goiás e Dist. Fed. Brasil Central: 70, provided an account. In the Dendropsophus microcephalus 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. Alves-Ferreira, Paixão, and Nomura, 2021, Biota Neotrop., 21 (4: e20201178): 1–11, reported on larval morphology of  (as Dendropsophus sp.) of this species or one closely related.  


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