Pseudis fusca Garman, 1883

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Pseudis > Species: Pseudis fusca

Pseudis fusca Garman, 1883, Sci. Observ., 4: 47. Syntypes: Not stated; MCZ 1872 (2 specimens), according to Barbour and Loveridge, 1929, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 69: 324; UMMZ 55743 regarded as a probably "cotype" by Peters, 1952, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 539: 21, this accepted by Kluge, 1983, Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 166: 58, who regarded this specimen as a syntype. Type locality: "Rio Arassuahy, Brazil" = Rio Arassuaí, Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil (16° 46′ S, 42° 02′ W).

Pseudis paradoxus fuscusGallardo, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 125: 118.

Pseudis paradoxa fuscaBokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 87.

Pseudis fuscaAguiar, Bacci, Lima, Rossa-Feres, Haddad, and Recco-Pimentel, 2007, Cladistics, 23: 461.

English Names

None noted.


Known only from a few localities (Coronel Murta, Salinas, Carlos Chagas, and Rio Arassuaí,) in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


See Caramaschi and Cruz, 1998, Rev. Brasil. Zool., 15: 929-944, for revalidation, resurrection from the synonymy of Pseudis paradoxa (where it had been placed by Gallardo, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 125: 118) and account. De la Riva, 1999, Brit. J. Herpetol., 68: 14-19, discussed this species as a race of Pseudis paradoxa, but did not address the taxonomic issue. Gatto, Seger, and Garcia, 2019, Genes, 10 (160): 1–19, reported on satellite DNA mapping. 

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