Scinax melanodactylus Lourenço, Luna, and Pombal, 2014

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

Scinax melanodactylus Lourenço, Luna, and Pombal, 2014, Zootaxa, 3889: 261. Holotype: MNRJ 80145, by original designation. Type locality: "in the road to Canavieiras (BA 001), district of Trancoso (16° 34′ 5.80" S, 39° 11′ 4.20″ W; elevation 68 m), Municipality of Porto Seguro, State of Bahia, Brazil". 

English Names

None noted. 


Brazilian coastal sandbanks and in forest areas near these environments, occurring from northern of Espírito Santo State to Sergipe State, Brazil. 


In the Scinax catharinae group and confused with Scinax agilis prior to its naming, according to the original publication. Abreu, Napoli, Trevisan, Camardelli, Dória, and Silva, 2015, Zootaxa, 3981: 430–436, reported on larval morphology. Dubeux, Silva, Nascimento, Gonçalves, and Mott, 2019, Rev. Nordestina Zool., 12: 18–52, summarized the literature on larval morphology. See Dubeux, Nascimento, Lima, Magalhães, Silva, Gonçalves, Almeida, Correia, Garda, Mesquita, Rossa-Feres, and Mott, 2020, Biota Neotrop., 20 (2: e20180718): 1–24, for characterization and identification of larvae north of the Rio São Francisco in the Atlantic Forest of northeastern Brazil.    

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