Phyllodytes acuminatus Bokermann, 1966

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Phyllodytes > Species: Phyllodytes acuminatus

Phyllodytes acuminatus Bokermann, 1966, An. Acad. Brasil. Cienc., 38: 342. Holotype: WCAB 2701, by original designation; now in MZUSP. Type locality: "Mangabeiras, Alagoas, Brasil".

English Names

Alagoas Heart-tongued Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 61).


Known only from Alagoas and Recife and municipality of Buíque, in Pernambuco, Brazil.


In the Phyllodytes luteolus group of Caramaschi, Peixoto, and Rodrigues, 2004, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 62: 185–191, and Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 110. Santos and Silva, 2010, Herpetol. Rev., 41: 104, provided a second record for Pernambuco, Brazil, and commented on the range. Campos, Lima, Nascimento, and Santos, 2014, Zootaxa, 3779: 93–100, reported on larval morphology and advertisement call. Dubeux, Silva, Nascimento, Gonçalves, and Mott, 2019, Rev. Nordestina Zool., 12: 18–52, summarized the literature on larval morphology. See Dubeux, Nascimento, Lima, Magalhães, Silva, Gonçalves, Almeida, Correia, Garda, Mesquita, Rossa-Feres, and Mott, 2020, Biota Neotrop., 20 (2: e20180718): 1–24, for characterization and identification of larvae north of the Rio São Francisco in the Atlantic Forest of northeastern Brazil. Forti, Foratto, Márquez, Pereira, and Toledo, 2018, PeerJ, 6(e4813): 1–19, characterized the advertisement call. 

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