Dendropsophus seniculus (Cope, 1868)

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

Hyla marmorata Burmeister, 1856, Erläut. Fauna Brasil.: 93. Types: Not designated but possibly ZMB. Type locality: Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lutz, 1973, Brazil. Spec. Hyla: 88, rendered the type locality as "Laranjeiras, a residential part of Rio de Janeiro, below Corcovado Mountain". Preoccupied by Hyla marmorata Laurenti, 1768.

Hyla burmeisteri Reinhardt and Lütken, 1862 "1861", Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., Ser. 2, 3: 149. Replacement name for Hyla marmorata Burmeister, 1856. Nomen oblitum under 1963 and 1999 International Codes.

Hyla senicula Cope, 1868, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 20: 111. Replacement name for Hyla marmorata Burmeister, 1856.

Hyla dasynotus Günther, 1869 "1868", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1868: 488. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.31.3 (formerly according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 89. Type locality: "Brazil". Synonymy by Cochran, 1955 "1954", Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 206: 174.

Hyla vermiculata Peters, 1872, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1872: 211. Holotype: ZMB 7284 according to Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 43. Type locality: "Brasilien"; by implication. Preoccupied by Hyla vermiculata Duméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 563. Seemingly simultaneously suggested as a replacement name or synonym of Hyla marmorata Bermeister, 1856. Synonymy also by Peters, 1873, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1873: 612–613.

Hyla vermicularisPeters, 1872, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1872: 680. Incorrect subsequent spelling of Hyla vermiculata Peters, 1872.

Hyla dasynotusBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 392.

Güntheria dasynotaMiranda-Ribeiro, 1926, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 27: 67.

Hyla marmorata seniculaCochran, 1955 "1954", Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 206: 174. Rivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 127.

Hyla seniculaBokermann, 1964, Senckenb. Biol., 45: 243–254.

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

English Names

Corcovado Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 58).


Coastal region of southeastern Brazil (Paraná, Espírito Santo, and Rio de Janeiro) to Minas Gerais.


See Bokermann, 1964, Senckenb. Biol., 45: 252. Lutz, 1973, Brazil. Spec. Hyla: 88–93, regarded Hyla acreana, Hyla melanargyrea, and Hyla novaisi as subspecies of Hyla senicula. Heyer, 1977, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 31: 141–162, re-elevated Hyla acreana to species status. Caramaschi and Jim, 1983, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 43: 198, disputed the subspecific status of Hyla melanargyrea and Hyla novaisi, and elevated them to species status. See account by Heyer, Rand, Cruz, Peixoto, and Nelson, 1990, Arq. Zool., São Paulo, 31: 273–274. Izecksohn and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2001, Anf. Municipio Rio de Janeiro: 43, provided a brief account and photo. In the Dendropsophus marmoratus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 91. Canelas and Bertoluci, 2007, Iheringia, Zool., 97: 21–26, provided a record for the Serra do Caraça, southern end of the Serra do Espinhaço, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Conte, Garey, Lingnau, Silva, Armstrong, and Hartmann, 2009, Check List, 5: 202–209, provided the first record for Paraná, Brazil. Hepp, Luna-Dias, Gonzaga, and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2012, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 7: 165–171, reported on the advertisement call. 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. Eterovick, Souza, and Sazima, 2020, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 1–292, provided an account, life history information, and an identification scheme for the Serra de Cipó, Minas Gerais, Brazil. 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. Pezzuti, Leite, Rossa-Feres, and Garcia, 2021, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 22 (Special Issue): 1–109, described and discussed larval morphology and natural history. 

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