Dendropsophus soaresi (Caramaschi and Jim, 1983)

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

Hyla soaresi Caramaschi and Jim, 1983, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 43: 195. Holotype: JJ 5740, by original designation. Type locality: "Picos, Estado de Piauí, nordeste do Brasil (aprox. 07° 05′ S e 41° 30′ W)", Brazil.

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

English Names

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


Piauí and Paraíba west to Ceará and south to Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Geographics occurrence

Natural resident: Brazil

Endemic to the political unit: Brazil


In the Hyla marmorata group according to the original publication, and related to Hyla senicula, Hyla melanargyrea, and Hyla novaisi. See Gomes and Peixoto, 1996, Iheringia, Zool., 80: 33-38, for range extensions. Advertisement call reported by Guimarães, Lima, Juliano, and Bastos, 2001, Bol. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, N.S., Zool., 474: 1–14. In the Dendropsophus marmoratus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 91. 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. Dubeux, Silva, Nascimento, Gonçalves, and Mott, 2019, Rev. Nordestina Zool., 12: 18–52, summarized the literature on larval morphology. See Dubeux, Nascimento, Lima, Magalhães, Silva, Gonçalves, Almeida, Correia, Garda, Mesquita, Rossa-Feres, and Mott, 2020, Biota Neotrop., 20 (2: e20180718): 1–24, for characterization and identification of larvae north of the Rio São Francisco in the Atlantic Forest of northeastern 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. Reported from the Environmental Protection Area of Catolé and Fernão Velho, Alagoas, Brazil, by Dubeux, Nascimento, Gonçalves, and Mott, 2021, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 61 (e20216176): 1–10, who provided a key to the frogs of that region.     

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