Scinax perereca Pombal, Haddad, and Kasahara, 1995

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

Scinax perereca Pombal, Haddad, and Kasahara, 1995, J. Herpetol., 29: 1. Holotype: ZUEC 9179, by original designation. Type locality: "Fasendinha São Luis (approximately 24°13′ S; 48°46′W; 800 m above sea level), Município de Ribeirão Branco, Estado de São Paulo, Brasil".

English Names

None noted.


Known only from a few localities in the states of São Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil, and Misiones Province in northeastern Argentina; likely in southeastern Paraguay.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina, Brazil


In the Scinax ruber group according to the original publication, where the advertisement call, karyotype, and external morphology were described. 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. See Faivovich and Carrizo, 1999, Herpetol. Rev., 30: 107, for Argentinian record. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 24, suggested that this species will be found in Paraguay. Cruz, Feio, and Caramaschi, 2009, Anf. Ibitipoca: 106-107, provided photographs and a brief account for Scinax aff. perereca in Parque Estadual do Ibitipoca, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Magrini and Giaretta, 2010, Herpetol. Notes, 3: 121–126, described the advertisement and aggressive call. Ferreira, Mônico, Silva, Lirio, Zocca, Mageski, Tonini, Beard, Duca, and Silva-Soares, 2019, ZooKeys, 857: 152, noted an unnamed species, "Scinax aff. perereca" in the region of Santa Teresa, Espírito Santo, Brazil. Santos, Silva, and Martins, 2021, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 19: 95–101, reported on it advertisement call in comparison with Scinax dolloi and Scinax hayiiPezzuti, Leite, Rossa-Feres, and Garcia, 2021, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 22 (Special Issue): 1–109, described and discussed larval morphology (of Scinax aff. perereca) 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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