Phyllodytes brevirostris Peixoto and Cruz, 1988

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

Phyllodytes brevirostris Peixoto and Cruz, 1988, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 48: 266. Holotype: MZUSP 36784, by original designation. Type locality: "Alhandra, Estado da Paraíba", Brazil.

English Names

Alhandra Heart-tongued Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 62).


Known only from the type locality in northeastern 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. Vieira, Santana, Santos, Alves, and Pereira, 2009, Zootaxa, 2119: 66–68, reported 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.

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