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).


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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