Scinax maracaya (Cardoso and Sazima, 1980)

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

Hyla maracaya Cardoso and Sazima, 1980, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 40: 75. Holotype: MNRJ 4119, by original designation. Type locality: "Fazenda Salto, Alpinópolis, Minas Gerais, (Brasil 20° 40′ S, 46° 16′ W; approx. 1000 m. alt.)", Brazil.

Ololygon maracaya — Duellman, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 163.

Scinax maracayaDuellman and Wiens, 1992, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 151: 23.

English Names

Alpinopolis Snouted Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 64).


Mountains of southwestern Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


Although named as a species of Hyla by Cardoso and Sazima, the authors stated that the species was a member of Ololygon as recognized by Fouquette and Delahoussaye, 1977, J. Herpetol., 11: 387–396. Placed in the Scinax ruber group by Pombal, Haddad, and Kasahara, 1995, J. Herpetol., 29: 5. Pombal, Bastos, and Haddad, 1995, Naturalia, São Paulo, 20: 213–225, reported on the advertisement call. 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. The species name is a noun in apposition and therefore does not change with the gender of the generic name.. Bang and Giaretta, 2016, Rev. Brasil. Biociênc., Porto Alegre, 14: 181─186, described the advertisement call. 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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