Ololygon berthae (Barrio, 1962)

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

Hyla berthae Barrio, 1962, Physis, Buenos Aires, 23: 137. Holotype: LIHUBA 1080, by original designation; now in MACN. Type locality: "Punta Lara, [Departamento] Buenos Aires, Argentina".

Ololygon berthaeFouquette and Delahoussaye, 1977, J. Herpetol., 11: 393; Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 26. 

Scinax berthaeDuellman and Wiens, 1992, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 151: 10, 21.

English Names

Dwarf Snouted Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 63).


Northeastern Argentina, southern Paraguay, Uruguay, and southern Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay


In the Scinax catharinae group of Faivovich, 2002, Cladistics, 18: 372, Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 95. Advertisement call was described in the original publication. See redescription by Barrio, 1964, Copeia, 1964: 583–585 (who considered it related to Scinax catharinae), as well as account by Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 491–492. See also comments (as Hyla berthae) regarding the paratypes by Klappenbach and Langone, 1992, An. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. Montevideo, Ser. 2, 8: 181. Achaval and Olmos, 2003, Anf. Rept. Uruguay, ed. 2: 44, provided a brief account and photograph for the Uruguay population. de Sá, Wassersug, and Kehr, 1997, Herpetol. J., 7: 13–17, described larval morphology. López, Blotto, and Cacicio, 1999, Cuad. Herpetol., 13:105–110, reported the species in Chaco province, Argentina. Waller and Beccaceci, 2000, Cuad. Herpetol., 14: 75, reported the species in Corrientes Province, Argentina. Cajade, Natale, and Alcalde, 2006, Herpetol. Rev., 37: 103, discussed the range and provided range extension, specifically with respect to Argentina. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 11, briefly discussed the range in Paraguay. Tadpoles compared to those of other members of the Scinax catharinae group by Conte, Nomura, Rossa-Feres, d'Heursel, and Haddad, 2007, Amphibia-Reptilia, 28: 177–192. Pereyra, Borteiro, Baldo, Kolenc, and Conte, 2012, Herpetol. J., 22: 133–137, compared the advertisement call of this species with Scinax aromothyellaWeiler, Núñez, Airaldi, Lavilla, Peris, and Baldo, 2013, Anf. Paraguay: 75, provided a brief account, image, and dot map for Paraguay. Pezzuti, Leite, Rossa-Feres, and Garcia, 2021, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 22 (Special Issue): 1–109, described and discussed larval morphology and natural history. 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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