Ololygon aromothyella (Faivovich, 2005)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Ololygon > Species: Ololygon aromothyella

Scinax aromothyella Faivovich, 2005, Herpetologica, 61: 70. Holotype: MACN 35278, by original designation. Type locality: Argentina: Misiones: Departamento Guarany: San Vicente, Km 1272, Ruta Nacional 14, Campo Anexo INTA 'Cuartel Rio Victoria' (26° 55′ S, 54° 25′ W)". The species name is a noun in apposition according to the original publication. 

Ololygon aromothyella — Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 26.

English Names

None noted.


Known only from three localities in Misiones, Argentina, Departmentos of Treinta y Tres, Maldonado, and Cerro Largo, Uruguay; and Municipality of Sertão, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Teresa, and Paraná, Brazil; likely into adjacent Paraguay.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay

Likely/Controversially Present: Paraguay


In the Scinax catharinae group, and possibly confused as Scinax berthae in Brazil, according to the original publication. The species name is a noun in apposition, according to the original publication. Borteiro, Nieto, and Kolenc, 2007, Check List, 3: 98-99, provided a range extension. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 27, suggested that this species likely occurs in Paraguay. Laufer, Piñeiro-Guerra, Pereira-Garbero, Barreneche, and Ferrero, 2009, Biota Neotrop., 9: 275-278, provided a second locality in Uruguay. Kolenc, Borteiro, Tedros, and Prigioni, 2010, Stud. Neotrop. Fauna Environ., 42: 175–180, described larval morphology. Busin, Zanella, Guaragni, Paula, and Lima, 2010, Herpetol. Rev., 41: 376, provided a record for Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Pereyra, Borteiro, Baldo, Kolenc, and Conte, 2012, Herpetol. J., 22: 133-137, compared the advertisement call of this species with Scinax berthae. See account by Maneyro, Langone, and Carreira, 2019, in Maneyro, Langone, and Carreira (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Rept. Uruguay: 64–68, for Uruguay. In the Ololygon catharinae group of Araujo-Vieira, Lourenço, Lacerda, Lyra, Blotto, Ron, Baldo, Pereyra, Suárez-Mayorga, Baêta, Ferreira, Barrio-Amorós, Borteiro, Brandão, Brasileiro, Donnelly, Dubeux, Köhler, Kolenc, Leite, Maciel, Nunes, Orrico, Peloso, Pezzuti, Reichle, Rojas-Runjaic, Silva, Sturaro, Langone, Garcia, Rodrigues, Frost, Wheeler, Grant, Pombal, Haddad, and Faivovich, 2023, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 27 (Special Issue): 61 (see comment under Hylinae).

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