Scinax caldarum (Lutz, 1968)

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

Hyla duartei caldarum Lutz, 1968, Pearce-Sellards Ser., 10: 11. Holotype: MNRJ 4002, by original designation. Type locality: "Poços de Caldas, Minas Gerais (Lat. 21° 50′ 20″ S., Long. 46° 33′ 53″ W., Alt. 1,100 meters)", Brazil.

Hyla caldarumCardoso, Andrade, and Haddad, 1989, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 49: 243.

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

English Names

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


Poços de Caldas and  Alfenas municipalities, both in southern Minas Gerais, Brazil. See comment. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


See also Andrade and Cardoso, 1991, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 51: 391-402. Placed in the Scinax ruber group by 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. Magrini and Giaretta, 2010, Herpetol. Notes, 3: 121–126, described the advertisement and aggressive call. Ferrante, Monteiro-Leonel, Gaiga, Kaefer, and Fearnside, 2019, Herpetol. J., 29: 295–298, suggested a 85% reduction in range from 1982 to 2012. In the Scinax granulatus 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): 104 (see comment under Hylinae). 

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