Scinax curicica Pugliese, Pombal, and Sazima, 2004

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

Scinax curicica Pugliese, Pombal, and Sazima, 2004, Zootaxa, 688: 3. Holotype: MNRJ 26327, by original designation. Type locality: "Alto Palácio (19° 15′ 16″ S; 43° 32′ 18″ W; 1314 m alt.), municipality of Santana do Riacho, State of Minas Gerais, SE Brazil".

English Names

Lanceback Treefrog (original publication).


Known only from the Serra do Espinhaço and the the neighboring Serra do Caraça, as well as 323 northeast in the municipality of Ouro Preto, all in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


In the Scinax ruber group and confused with Scinax duartei prior to its naming according to the original publication, where external adult and larval anatomy and advertisement call were described. In the Scinax ruber clade, unassigned to group, of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 97. Baêta, Lourenço, and Pires, 2006, Herpetol. Rev., 37: 103, provided a record for Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil, and discussed the range of the species. Leite, Pezzuti, and Viana, 2006, Check List, 2(1): 5, provided an additional locality in the Serra do Espinhaço. Eterovick, Souza, and Sazima, 2020, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 1–292, provided an account, life history information, and an identification scheme for the Serra de Cipó, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Pezzuti, Leite, Rossa-Feres, and Garcia, 2021, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 22 (Special Issue): 1–109, described and discussed larval morphology and natural history. 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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