Scinax acuminatus (Cope, 1862)

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

Hyla acuminata Cope, 1862, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 14: 354. Syntypes: USNM 5843, 102700 according to Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 50 (USNM 102700 is actually a representative of Scinax nasicus—J. Faivovich, personal commun.). Type locality: Not mentioned specifically, but the Page Expedition visited many localities now in Brazil, northeastern Argentina, and southern Paraguay, along the drainages of the Paraná and Paraguai Rivers. Given as "Paraguay" by Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 50, and Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 25.

Scytopis acuminatusCope, 1874, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 26: 124.

Hyla phrynoderma Boulenger, 1889, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 2, 7: 248. Syntypes: 5 specimens noted in the original description, presumably MSNG (not mentioned by Capocaccia, 1957, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 3, 69: 208–222, and presumed lost) and BMNH 1947.2.12.78–79 (originally 1889.3.19.24–25) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 94, and museum records. Type locality: "Colonia Resistencia, South Chaco, Argentine Republic". Synonymy by Lutz, 1973, Brazil. Spec. Hyla: 132.

Hyla fiebrigi Ahl, 1927, Zool. Anz., 69: 223. Syntypes: NHMW, number not provided in the original publication; given as NHMW 20018.1–2, by Duellman, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 27: 6, and Häupl and Tiedemann, 1978, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 2: 19, and Häupl, Tiedemann, and Grillitsch, 1994, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 9: 23. NHMW 20018, designated lectotype by Duellman, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 27: 6. Type locality: "Brasilien". Synonymy by Duellman, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 27: 6.

Ololygon acuminataFouquette and Delahoussaye, 1977, J. Herpetol., 11: 393.

Scinax acuminataDuellman and Wiens, 1992, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 151: 16, 21.

Scinax acuminatusKöhler and Böhme, 1996, Rev. Fr. Aquar. Herpetol., 23: 139.

English Names

Mato Grosso Snouted Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 63).


Southern Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil), Paraguay, Bolivia (Santa Cruz), and northern Argentina, 150 to 1000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay


See Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 484-487. In the Scinax ruber group of Pombal, Haddad, and Kasahara, 1995, J. Herpetol., 29: 1–6. In the Scinax ruber clade, unassigned to group, of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 97. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 11, briefly discussed the range in Paraguay. Magrini, Carvalho-e-Silva, Béda, and Giaretta, 2011, Zootaxa, 3066: 37–51, reported on the advertisement call. Weiler, Núñez, Airaldi, Lavilla, Peris, and Baldo, 2013, Anf. Paraguay: 74, provided a brief account, image, and dot map for Paraguay. In the Scinax rostratus group of Araujo-Vieira, Lourenço, Lacerda, Lyra, Blotto, Ron, Baldo, Pereyra, Suárez-Mayorga, Baêta, Ferreira, Barrio-Amorós, Borteiro, Brandão, Brasileiro, Donnelly, Dubeux, Köhler, Kolenc, Leite, Maciel, Nunes, Orrico, Peloso, Pezzuti, Reichle, Rojas-Runjaic, Silva, Sturaro, Langone, Garcia, Rodrigues, Frost, Wheeler, Grant, Pombal, Haddad, and Faivovich, 2023, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 27 (Special Issue): 76 (see comment under Hylinae).

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