Ololygon perpusilla (Lutz and Lutz, 1939)

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

Hyla perpusilla Lutz and Lutz, 1939, An. Acad. Brasil. Cienc., 11: 78. Holotype: AL-MNRJ 2622, according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 82; this corrected to AL-MNRJ 2639A by Colaço and Silva, 2016, Zootaxa, 4154: 183–186, who discussed the problem. Type locality: "Recreio dos Bandeirantes, Districto Federal [Rio de Janeiro]", Brazil.

Hyla perpusilla perpusillaLutz, 1968, Pearce-Sellards Ser., 12: 7.

Ololygon perpusillaFouquette and Delahoussaye, 1977, J. Herpetol., 11: 392; Peixoto, 1988 "1987", Arq. Univ. Fed. Rural Rio de Janeiro, 10: 38; Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 26.

Scinax perpusillaDuellman and Wiens, 1992, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 151: 23.

Scinax perpusillusKöhler and Böhme, 1996, Rev. Fr. Aquar. Herpetol., 23: 139.

English Names

Bandeirantes Snouted Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 64).


Southeastern Brazil (Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


In the Scinax perpusillus group according to Peixoto, 1989 "1988", Arq. Univ. Fed. Rural Rio de Janeiro, 11: 27–37, who noted this name covers a complex of species. Pombal, Bastos, and Haddad, 1995, Naturalia, São Paulo, 20: 213–225, reported on the advertisement call. In the Scinax catharinae clade, Scinax perpusillus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 96. See account by Heyer, Rand, Cruz, Peixoto, and Nelson, 1990, Arq. Zool., São Paulo, 31: 281–282. Izecksohn and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2001, Anf. Municipio Rio de Janeiro: 59, provided a brief account and photo. Alves-Silva and Silva, 2010 "2009", J. Nat. Hist., London, 43: 205–217, discussed vocalization. Bell, Brasileiro, Haddad, and Zamudio, 2012, J. Biogeograph., 39: 1733–1742, reported on molecular phylogenetics of this and closely related species. Muscat, Augusto-Alves, Toledo, Tanaka, and Stuginski, 2019, Herpetol. Notes, 12: 1067–1072, reported on amplectant and advertisement calls and larval development. Included in the Ololygon perpusilla 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): 59, who provided an extensive revision of the Scinaxini. 

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