Lysapsus laevis (Parker, 1935)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Lysapsus > Species: Lysapsus laevis

Pseudis laevis Parker, 1935, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1935: 510. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.25.85 (formerly 1933.6.19.12) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 98. Type locality: "Rupununi Savannah, British Guiana [= Guyana]".

Lysapsus laevisSavage and Carvalho, 1953, Zoologica, New York, 38: 197; Klappenbach, 1985, Comun. Zool. Mus. Hist. Nat. Montevideo, 11: 1–23; Garda, Santana, and São Pedro, 2010, Zootaxa, 2666: 1–28.

Lysapsus limellus laevisGallardo, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 125: 128.

Pseudis laevisAguiar, Bacci, Lima, Rossa-Feres, Haddad, and Recco-Pimentel, 2007, Cladistics, 23: 455. .

English Names

Guyana Harlequin Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 97).


Southwestern Guyana and adjacent northern Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil, Guyana


See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 408–409, for brief account and records for Guyana. Santana, Queiroz, Wanderley, São Pedro, Leite, and Garda, 2013, Amphibia-Reptilia, 34: 201–215, reported on tadpole morphology and advertisement call. 

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