Dendropsophus rhodopeplus (Günther, 1858)

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

Hyla rhodopepla Günther, 1858, Arch. Naturgesch., 24: 328. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.23.53 (formerly 1858.7.25.30) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 94. Type locality: "Anden von Ecuador".

Hyla rhodopeplaBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 389.

Hyla aluminiata Andersson, 1906, Ark. Zool., 3(12): 16. Syntypes: NHRM 1953-56 (5 specimens; San Fermin), 1357-59 (3 specimens; Chaquimaya), according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 93. Type locality: "San Fermin, [Departamento La Paz,] Bolivia", and "Chaquimayo, [Departamento Puno,] Peru". Synonymy by Duellman, 1972, Herpetologica, 28: 369.

Hyla rufopunctata Andersson, 1906, Ark. Zool., 3(12): 18. Holotype: NHRM 1960, according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 94. Type locality: "Lagunillas, [Departamento La Paz,] Bolivia". Synonymy by Duellman, 1972, Herpetologica, 28: 369.

Hyla albida Melin, 1941, Göteborgs K. Vetensk. Vitterh. Samh. Handl., Ser. B, 1: 27. Syntypes: NHMG 471 (2 specimens). Type locality: "Roque, [Departamento San Martín,] Peru". Synonymy by Duellman, 1972, Herpetologica, 28: 369.

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

English Names

Red-skirted Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 57).


Upper Amazon Basin from southern Colombia (Putumayo, Caqueta, and Amazonas) through Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil to Bolivia.


See Duellman, 1972, Herpetologica, 28: 369–375, for account. Duellman, 1978, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 65:159–161, provided a brief account including characterization of call and tadpole. Márquez, De la Riva, and Bosch, 1993, Biotropica, 25: 426–443, described the advertisement call. Duellman, 2005, Cusco Amazonico: 223–225, provided an account (adult and larval morphology, description of the call, life history). In the Dendropsophus microcephalus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 91–92. Bernarde, Machado, and Turci, 2011, Biota Neotrop., 11: 117–144, reported specimens from Reserva Extrativista Riozinho da Liberdade, Acre, Brazil. França and Venâncio, 2010, Biotemas, 23: 71–84, provided a record for the municipality of Boca do Acre, Amazonas, with a brief discussion of the range. See brief account for the Manu region, Peru, by Villacampa-Ortega, Serrano-Rojas, and Whitworth, 2017, Amph. Manu Learning Cent.: 144–145. Metcalf, Marsh, Torres Pacaya, Graham, and Gunnels, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 753–767, reported the species from the Santa Cruz Forest Reserve, Loreto, northeastern Peru. 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. Parra-Olarte, Navarro-Morales, Velásquez-Valencia, and Ruiz-Valderrama, 2021, Cuad. Herpetol., 35: 357–360, reported new localities in the departments of Caquetá and Putumayo, Colombia. Gagliardi-Urrutia, García Dávila, Jaramillo-Martinez, Rojas-Padilla, Rios-Alva, Aguilar-Manihuari, Pérez-Peña, Castroviejo-Fisher, Simões, Estivals, Guillen Huaman, Castro Ruiz, Angulo Chávez, Mariac, Duponchelle, and Renno, 2022, Anf. Loreto: 104–105, provided a brief account, photograph, dot map, and genetic barcode for Loreto, Peru.  

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