Julianus uruguayus (Schmidt, 1944)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Julianus > Species: Julianus uruguayus

Hyla uruguaya Schmidt, 1944, Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Zool. Ser., 29: 153–160. Holotype: FMNH 10567, by original designation. Type locality: "Quebrada de los Cuervos, Departament of Treinta y Tres, Uruguay (45 km. north of town of Treinta y Tres)".

Scinax uruguayus — Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 97.

Julianus uruguayus — Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 28.

English Names

Schmidt's Uruguay Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 58).


A few localities in the departments of Treinta y Tres (Quebrada de los Cuervos), Cerro Largo (20 km NNW Plácido Rosas y Río Tacuarí), and Tacuarembó (Sierra de Infiernillo), Uruguay, in adjacent Santa Catarina, Brazil, and Corrientes, Argentina; likely in adjacent Paraguay.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay


Removed from the synonymy of Hyla minuta bivittata by Langone, 1990, Comun. Zool. Mus. Hist. Nat. Montevideo, 12: 1–9, where it had been placed by Barrio, 1967, Physis, Buenos Aires, 26: 523. See also Lavilla, 1994 "1992", Acta Zool. Lilloana, 42: 71. Specimens from southern Brazil formerly referred to this species are Hyla pinima. See brief account by Klappenbach and Langone, 1992, An. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. Montevideo, Ser. 2, 8: 187–188. Langone, 1997, Cuad. Herpetol., 11: 89, provided the Brazilian record. Achaval and Olmos, 2003, Anf. Rept. Uruguay, ed. 2: 43, provided a brief account and photograph for the Uruguay population. In the Scinax ruber clade, Scinax uruguayus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 97. Giraudo, Krauczuk, and Baldo, 2005, Cuad. Herpetol., 18: 61–66, provided the record from Corrientes, Argentina. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 27, suggested that this species likely occurs in adjacent Paraguay. Baldo, Araujo-Vieira, Cardozo, Borteiro, Leal, Pereyra, Kolenc, Lyra, Garcia, Haddad, and Faivovich, 2019, PLoS One, 14 (9: e0222131): 1–45, reported on vocalization.

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