Scinax cretatus Nunes and Pombal, 2011

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

Scinax cretatus Nunes and Pombal, 2011, Herpetologica, 67: 81. Holotype: MNRJ 51346, by original designation. Type locality: "Brazil, state of Bahia, municipality of Entre Rios, Porto Sauípe, 12° 21′ S, 37° 53′ W, at sea level".

English Names

None noted.


Coastal restingas, forest edges, and lake margins inside the forest on the coastal lowlands of northeastern Brazil, from the state of Pernambuco to the south of the state of Bahia (north to the Jequitinhonha River.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


In the Scinax ruber clade, and similar to Scinax auratus and Scinax juncae, according to the original publication, where the advertisement call and external morphology was detailed. Dubeux, Silva, Nascimento, Gonçalves, and Mott, 2019, Rev. Nordestina Zool., 12: 18–52, noted that the larva remains undescribed. In the Scinax auratus 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): 84 (see comment under Hylinae).  

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