Dendropsophus melanargyreus (Cope, 1887)

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

Hyla melanargyrea Cope, 1887, Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 24: 45. Syntypes: ANSP 11216-18, according to Malnate, 1971, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 123: 351. Type locality: "at or near . . . . Chupada [= Chapada dos Guimarães], thirty miles north-east of Cuyabá, and near the headwaters of the Xingu, an important tributary of the Amazon", Mato Grosso, Brazil.

Hyla marmorata melanargyreaRivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 127.

Hyla senicula melanargyreaLutz, 1973, Brazil. Spec. Hyla: 89.

Hyla senicula attenuata Lutz, 1973, Brazil. Spec. Hyla: 91. Nomen nudum. Synonymy by Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 101.

Hyla melanargyreaCaramaschi and Jim, 1983, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 43: 198.

Dendropsophus melanargyreusFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 91.

English Names

Interior Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 56).


Interior basins of Goiás and Mato Grosso to São Paulo and northeastern Brazil; Suriname and French Guiana; reported in the Departamento de Santa Cruz in Bolivia and the pantanal of northeastern Paraguay (Alto Paraguay province).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Bolivia, Brazil, French Guiana, Paraguay, Suriname


See comment under Hyla senicula. See account by Bokermann, 1964, Senckenb. Biol., 45: 243-254. Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 148-149, provided a brief account and photo. Márquez, De la Riva, and Bosch, 1993, Biotropica, 25: 426–443, described the advertisement call. In the Dendropsophus marmoratus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 91. Cacciali and Scott, 2004, Cuad. Herpetol., 18: 73-74, provided a record for Paraguay. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 8, briefly discussed the range in Paraguay. Silva, Prado, and Rossa-Feres, 2010, Check List, 6: 402-404, provided a range extension to the state of São Paulo, Brazil, and provided a range map. See account for Suriname population by Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 120-121. Weiler, Núñez, Airaldi, Lavilla, Peris, and Baldo, 2013, Anf. Paraguay: 57, provided a brief account, image, and dot map for Paraguay. Schulze, Jansen, and Köhler, 2015, Zootaxa, 4016: 26–27, characterized and pictured the larva. Teixeira, Seger, Targueta, Orrico, and Lourenço, 2016, Comp. Cytogenet., 10: 753–767, reported on the karyotype as compared to other members of the Dendropsophus marmoratus group. 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: 71, provided an account. In the Dendropsophus marmoratus 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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