Dendropsophus microps (Peters, 1872)

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

Hyla microps Peters, 1872, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1872: 682. Holotype: ZMB 7472, according to Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 42. Type locality: "Neu-Freiburg in Brasilien" (= Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); by implication.

Hyla micropsBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 386.

Hyla hilli Boulenger, 1920, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 5: 123. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.24.10 (formerly 1914.3.20.9) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 91. Type locality: "at or near Theresopolis", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Synonymy by Cochran, 1955 "1954", Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 206: 177.

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

English Names

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


Atlantic forests (and adjacent Cerrado) of southeastern Brazil in southern Bahia to northern Rio Grande do Sul through the states of Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Paraná, and Santa Catarina.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


 Bokermann, 1963, An. Acad. Brasil. Cienc., 35: 470–471, detailed larval morphology (as nominal Hyla microps). For account see Duellman and Crump, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 23: 1–40; and Heyer, Rand, Cruz, Peixoto, and Nelson, 1990, Arq. Zool., São Paulo, 31: 265–266. In the Dendropsophus parviceps group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 93. Maffei, Ubaid, Almeida, Contieri Rolim, Scarpellini, Moya, Spirandeli Cruz, and Jim, 2009, Check List, 5: 776–779, provided a range extension and discussed the ecological and geographic range. Forti, Márquez, and Bertoluci, 2015, Zoologia, Curitiba, 32: 187–194, reported on call differences between two populations in southeastern Brazil. 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. 

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