Dendropsophus ruschii (Weygoldt and Peixoto, 1987)

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

Hyla ruschii Weygoldt and Peixoto, 1987, Stud. Neotrop. Fauna Environ., 22: 238. Holotype: EI 7741, by original designation. Type locality: "Brazil, State of Espirito Santo. Domingo Martins".

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

English Names

Rusch's Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 57).


Atlantic coastal forest at elevation of about 800 m in Espírito Santo and adjacent Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


Tentatively placed in the Hyla parviceps group according to the original publication. In the Dendropsophus parviceps group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 93. Peloso and Gasparini, 2006, Check List, 2(2): 38-40, reported new records and discussed the range. Cassini, Neves, Dayrell, Cruz, and Feio, 2007, Check List, 3: 190-192, provided a new record and provided a range map. Santos, Silva, Fehlberg, Santos, Zaidan, and Garcia, 2012, Check List, 8: 313-316, reported this species from the eastern region of the Serra da Mantiqueira, Minas Gerais, Brazil, and commented on the range. In the Dendropsophus ruschii 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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