Itapotihyla langsdorffii (Duméril and Bibron, 1841)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Itapotihyla > Species: Itapotihyla langsdorffii

Hyla Langsdorffii Duméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 6: 557. Holotype: MNHNP 4634, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 21. Type locality: "Brésil"; "provàvelmente baixada fluminense" according to Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 53.

Hypsiboas langsdorffiiFitzinger, 1843, Syst. Rept.: 30.

Hyla (Centrotelma) langsdorfiiBurmeister, 1856, Erläut. Fauna Brasil.: 101. [source (and spelling) Günther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 98, who considered that Burmeister had provided the name Centrotelma langsdorfii.]

Hyla langsdorfiiGünther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 98. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Osteocephalus langsdorffiiCope, 1867, J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, Ser. 2, 6: 200.

Hyla langsdorffiiBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 365.

Itapotihyla langsdorffiiFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 109.

English Names

Ocellated Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 61).


Atlantic forests from central and eastern Minas Gerais and Bahia, Brazil; isolated population in eastern Paraguay (Caazapá and Itapúa provinces) and adjacent Brazil and northeastern Argentina.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay


See Duellman and Crump, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 23: 20, for generic allocation. Argentinian records of Hyla pardalis were referred to this taxon by Carrizo, 1991 "1990", Cuad. Herpetol., 5: 32-39. See account by Heyer, Rand, Cruz, Peixoto, and Nelson, 1990, Arq. Zool., São Paulo, 31: 283-284. Izecksohn and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2001, Anf. Municipio Rio de Janeiro: 53, provided a brief account and photo. Lingnau, Zank, Colombo, and Vinciprova, 2006, Check List, 2(1): 38-39, discussed the range and provided records for Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Arzabe and Loebmann, 2006, Check List, 2(2): 33-34, provided a record for Sergipe (state), Brazil, and noted earlier literature on distribution. Pimenta and Canedo, 2007, Zootaxa, 1387: 39–46, reported on larval morphology. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 10, briefly discussed the range in Paraguay. Kleinsorge, Murta da Fonseca, Pirani, and Nascimento, 2009, Check List, 5: 876-878, discussed the range, provided a range extension from Minas Gerais, Brazil, and noted a correction to the georeference data for a previous extension. Silva, Ferreira, Santos, and Feio, 2011, Check List, 7: 128-130, provided new reocrds for Minas Gerais and discussed the range. Cazelli and Moura, 2012, Check List, 8: 510-512, provided a record for Minas Gerais, and mapped the range. Weiler, Núñez, Airaldi, Lavilla, Peris, and Baldo, 2013, Anf. Paraguay: 68, provided a brief account, image, and dot map for Paraguay. Forti, Foratto, Márquez, Pereira, and Toledo, 2018, PeerJ, 6(e4813): 1–19, reported on the advertisement call. Airaldi-Wood, Pérez de Molas, and González-Soria, 2021, Kempffiana, 17(2): 22–29, reported the species from Caaguazu Department, eastern Paraguay, and summarized the records for that country. 

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