Scinax alcatraz (Lutz, 1973)

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

Hyla catharinae alcatraz Lutz, 1973, Bol. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, N.S., Zool., 288: 2. Syntypes: MNRJ 4084-86, by original designation. Type locality: "Ilha dos Alcatrazes, coast of the state of São Paulo", Brazil.

Ololygon alcatrazPeixoto, 1988, Acta Biol. Leopold., 10: 253; Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 26.

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

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality, Ilha de Alcatraz in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.


Removed from synonymy (as a subspecies) of Scinax catharinae by Peixoto, 1988, Acta Biol. Leopold., 10: 253-267. In the Scinax catharinae clade, Scinax perpusillus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 96. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 279.

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