Pseudis platensis Gallardo, 1961

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

Batrachichthys pizarronis Garman, 1883, Sci. Observ., 4: 47. Holotype: MNRJ, according to Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 27: 22. Type locality: Rio Arassuahy, Brazil. Nomen nudum. Synonymy with Pseudis fusca by Caramaschi and Cruz, 1998, Rev. Brasil. Zool., 15: 929-944; with Pseudis platensis by Caramaschi and Pombal, 2023, Herpetol. Bibliotheca, 17: 59.

Pseudis paradoxus platensis Gallardo, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 125: 120. Holotype: MCZ 24808, by original designation. Type locality: "Colonia Nueva Italia, Dept. Villeta, Paraguay".

Pseudus paradoxus occidentalis Gallardo, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 125: 122. Holotype: MCZ 29961, by original designation. Type locality: "El Pailón, [Departamento Santa Cruz,] Bolivia". Synonymy by Aguiar, Bacci, Lima, Rossa-Feres, Haddad, and Recco-Pimentel, 2007, Cladistics, 23: 460.

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

English Names

None noted.


Southeastern Bolivia, Paraguay, and south-central Brazil into northeastern Argentina.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay


Argentinian populations discussed (as Pseudis paradoxa) by Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 415-422. De la Riva, 1999, Brit. J. Herpetol., 68: 14-19, discussed the species and geographic variation in Bolivia (presumably also including Pseudis paradoxa at the time). De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 52, discussed subspecific variation in Bolivia (as Pseudis paradoxa). Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 10-11, briefly discussed the range (as Pseudis paradoxus occidentalis and Pseudis paradoxus platensis) in Paraguay. Fabrezi, Quinzio, and Goldberg, 2009, J. Herpetol., 43: 228–243, reported on larval development and metmorphosis. Garda, Santana, and São Pedro, 2010, Zootaxa, 2666: 21, suggested that Pseudis platensis may not be differentiable from Pseudis paradoxaWeiler, Núñez, Airaldi, Lavilla, Peris, and Baldo, 2013, Anf. Paraguay: 73, provided a brief account, image, and dot map for Paraguay. Neves, Yves, Pereira Silva, Alves, Vasques, Coelho, and Silva, 2019, Herpetozoa, Wien, 32: 113–123, provided habitat information and a record for western Minas Gerais, Brazil. Pérez-Granados, Schuchmann, and Marques, 2020, Zootaxa, 4768: 239–248, reported on call structure in comparison with Pseudis paradoxa

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