Dendropsophus leali (Bokermann, 1964)

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

Hyla leali Bokermann, 1964, Neotropica, 10: 3. Holotype: WCAB 10397, by original designation; now in MZUSP. Type locality: "Forte Principe [da Beira], Territorio Federal de Rondonia, Brasil".

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

English Names

Yellow-toed Treefrog (Villacampa-Ortega, Serrano-Rojas, and Whitworth, 2017, Amph. Manu Learning Cent.: 134).


Rondonia and Acre, Brazil; Amazonas, Colombia and in intervening areas of Amazonian Peru and western Amazonian Brazil and northern Bolivia; French Guiana. (See comment).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Peru


Köhler and Lötters, 2001, Stud. Neotrop. Fauna Environ., 36: 105, and Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 92, noted that this species is in the Dendropsophus microcephalus group and not in the Dendropsophus leucophyllatus group within which lies Hyla rossalleni with which this species has been confused. Duellman, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 27: 12, had regarded Hyla leali to be a junior synonym of Hyla rossalleni, although this was disputed by Heyer, 1977, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 31: 144. Márquez, De la Riva, and Bosch, 1993, Biotropica, 25: 426–443, described the advertisement call. Suárez-Mayorga and Lynch, 2001, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 25: 411-420, provided the Colombia record. Duellman, 2005, Cusco Amazonico: 213–215, provided an account (adult and larval morphology, description of the call, life history). Köhler, Jungfer, and Reichle, 2005, J. Herpetol., 39: 48, noted that populations in southeastern Peru and northern Bolivia are intermediate in some ways with Dendropsophus riveroiBernarde, Machado, and Turci, 2011, Biota Neotrop., 11: 117–144, reported specimens from Reserva Extrativista Riozinho da Liberdade, Acre, Brazil. Schulze, Jansen, and Köhler, 2015, Zootaxa, 4016: 23–24, characterized and pictured the larva. Marty, Lebailly, Gaucher, Tostain, Dewynter, Blanc, and Fouquet, 2014 "2013", Bull. Soc. Herpetol. France, 148: 419–424, reported the species from  French Guiana and mapped the species. See brief account for the Manu region, Peru, by Villacampa-Ortega, Serrano-Rojas, and Whitworth, 2017, Amph. Manu Learning Cent.: 134–135. 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.

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