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.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: 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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