Osteocephalus oophagus Jungfer and Schiesari, 1995

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Osteocephalus > Species: Osteocephalus oophagus

Osteocephalus oophagus Jungfer and Schiesari, 1995, Alytes, 13: 2. Holotype: MZUSP 69852, by original designation. Type locality: "Reserva Florestal Adolfo Dicke (2° 55′ S, 59° 59′ W), situated at km 26 of the Rodovia AM-010 (Manaus—Itacoatiara), Estado do Amazonas, Brazil".

English Names

Oophagous Slender-legged Treefrog (Kok and Kalamandeen, 2008, Intr. Taxon. Amph. Kaieteur Natl. Park: 186).


Known  from the vicinity of the type locality in Amazonas, Brazil; a record in Guainia, Colombia; French Guiana; Suriname; Amapá, Brazil; presumably to be found in Amazonian and Guianan Venezuela.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname

Likely/Controversially Present: Venezuela


Lynch and Vargas-Ramírez, 2001 "2000", Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 24: 588, provided the Colombian record. Zimmerman, 1983, Herpetologica, 39: 235–246, and Zimmerman and Bogart, 1984, Acta Amazonica, 14: 473–520, reported on vocalization. Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 186–187, provided a photo and brief account for French Guiana. Kok and Kalamandeen, 2008, Intr. Taxon. Amph. Kaieteur Natl. Park: 186-187, provided an account. Moravec, Aparicio, Guerrero-Reinhard, Calderón, Jungfer, and Gvoždík, 2009, Zootaxa, 2215: 37–54, noted likely misidentifications in GenBank sequences. See account for Suriname population by Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 166–167.See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 411–412, for brief account and records for Guyana. In the Osteocephalus taurinus species group of Jungfer, Faivovich, Padial, Castroviejo-Fisher, Lyra, Berneck, Iglesias, Kok, MacCulloch, Rodrigues, Verdade, Torres-Gastello, Chaparro, Valdujo, Reichle, Moravec, Gvoždík, Gagliardi-Urrutia, Ernst, De la Riva, Means, Lima, Señaris, Wheeler, and Haddad, 2013, Zool. Scripta, 42: 351–380. Motta, Menin, Almeida, and Hrbek, 2018, Zootaxa, 4438: 79–104, on the basis of 16S rRNA sequence divergence suggested that this nominal species may not be distinct from Osteocephalus taurinus. Taucce, Costa-Campos, Carvalho, and Michalski, 2022, Eur. J. Taxon., 836: 96–130, reported on distribution, literature, and conservation status for Amapá, Brazil. Schiesari, Rossa-Feres, Menin, and Hödl, 2022, Zootaxa, 5223: 62–63, detailed larval and metamorph morphology and natural history.

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