Scinax granulatus (Peters, 1871)

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

Hyla granulata Peters, 1871, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1871: 651. Holotype: ZMB 7253, lost, according to Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 42 (not Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 111). Type locality: "Porto Alegre", Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Provisional synonymy with Hyla nasica by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 376, Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 111, and Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 489. Placed in synonymy of Hyla pulchella by Lutz, 1973, Brazil. Spec. Hyla: 266. Considered a nomen dubium by Klappenbach and Langone, 1992, An. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. Montevideo, Ser. 2, 8: 182. Considered distinct by Kwet, 2001, Salamandra, 37: 211.

Hyla strigilata eringiophila Gallardo, 1961, Comun. Mus. Argent. Cienc. Nat. Bernardino Rivadavia, Cienc. Zool, 3: 147. Holotype: MACN 2413, by original designation; now catalogued as 10549, according to Langone in Klappenbach and Langone, 1992, An. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. Montevideo, Ser. 2, 8: 182, and Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 111, regarding MACN 2413 as a syntypic series of six specimens. Type locality: "Bella Vista (prov. Buenos Aires, Argentina)". Synonymy by Kwet, 2001, Salamandra, 37: 211.

Hyla eringiophilaLutz, 1973, Brazil. Spec. Hyla: 139.

Hyla x-signata eringiophilaLutz, 1973, Brazil. Spec. Hyla: 148.

Ololygon x-signata eringiophilaGudynas, 1983, Res. Comun. J. Cienc. Nat., Montevideo, 3: 93.

Ololygon eringiophilaGudynas and Rudolf, 1987, C. E. D. Orione Contrib. Biol., Montevideo, 9: 179.

Scinax eringhiophilaLangone and Cardoso, 1997, Comun. Zool. Mus. Hist. Nat. Montevideo, 12: 1. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Scinax granulatusKwet, 2001, Salamandra, 37: 211.

English Names

None noted.


Northeastern Argentina, south to Buenos Aires and San Luis Provinces; Uruguay and Paraná, Santa Catarina, and Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; southeastern Paraguay.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay


See comment under Scinax pulchellusConte, Nomura, Machado, Kwet, Lingnau, and Rossa-Feres, 2010, Biota Neotrop., São Paulo, 10: 201–224, provided new records from Paraná and discussed natural history and the advertisement call. See nomenclatural comments by Lavilla and Cei, 2001, Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 28: 54–55 (as Scinax eringiophilus). For account and placement in the Scinax ruber group see Kwet, 2001, Salamandra, 37: 211–238. The Scinax ruber group rejected as nonmonophyletic by Faivovich, 2002, Cladistics, 18: 367–393. In the Scinax ruber clade of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 96. Achaval and Olmos, 2003, Anf. Rept. Uruguay, ed. 2: 46, provided a brief account and photograph for the Uruguay population. Cajade and Barrasso, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 99, provided the Buenos Aires record. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 23, discussed the confusion surrounding reports of this species in southern Paraguay, although they suggested that the species is expected to occur in that country. Moresco, Margarido, Nazario, Schmit, and Treco, 2009, Check List, 5: 86–88, provided a spot map for Brazil and the first record for Paraná, Brazil. Agostini and Roesler, 2011, Check List, 7: 112–113, discussed extralimital records in Buenos Aires province, Argentina. Vega, Bellagamba, Stellatelli, and Natale, 2011, Herpetol. Rev., 42: 109, provided the southern-most record in Argentina and commented on the range. Malleret, Freire, Lemes, Brum, Camargo, and Verrastro, 2022, Zool. Scripta, 51: 330–347, reported on molecular phylogeography, concluding that the name represents a complex composed of 4 mtDNA lineages and 2 species, one of which remains unnamed. Duhalde, Bach, Pérez Iglesias, and Gontero, 2022, Herpetol. Rev., 53: 628, provided a record from Villa de Merlo, Junín Department, San Luis Province, Argentina. 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). Vicente-Ferreira, Nascimento, Batista, Kardush, Reyes, and Garey, 2024, Biota Neotrop., 24(1: e20231526): 1–17, provided records from the Refúgio Biológico Bela Vista, Paraná, southern Brazil (adjacent to the Paraguay border), as well as providing identification keys to these species based on larval and adult morphology. 

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