Scinax rupestris Araujo-Vieira, Brandão, and Faria, 2015

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

Scinax rupestris Araujo-Vieira, Brandão, and Faria, 2015, Zootaxa, 3915: 53. Holotype: MZUSP 112877, by original designation. Type locality: "Chapada dos Veadeiros, Goiás, Brazil (about 14° 09′ 30″ S, 47° 36′ 42″ W, 1.200 m elevation)". Zoobank publication registration: 5F6E2415-726A-478B-8F56-510BFFD19E05 

English Names

None noted. 


High elevation temporary rock-bed rivulets and creeks in the quartzitic rock mountains in the Chapada dos Veadeiros region, and the Serra do Tombador Nature Reserve, Goiás, Brazil 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


In the Scinax ruber clade according to the original publication (where the vocalization was described), most similar to Scinax cabralensisBang, Carvalho, Andrade, Haga, Bernardes, and Giaretta, 2017, Neotropical Biodiversity, 3: 117–124, reported on vocalization. Vaz-Silva, Maciel, Nomura, Morais, Guerra Batista, Santos, Andrade, Oliveira, Brandão, and Bastos, 2020, Guia Ident. Anf. Goiás e Dist. Fed. Brasil Central: 97, provided an account. Guerra Batista, Ramalho, Machado, and Brandão, 2022, Arq. Zool., São Paulo, 53: 33–51, provided a record from the Serra do Tombador Nature Reserve, Goiás, Brazil, as part of a biodiversity study of that region. 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). Santos, Feio, and Nomura, 2023, Biota Neotrop., 23 (3:e20231486): 1–43, characterized tadpole morphology as part of an identification key to the tadpoles of the Brazilian Cerrado.    

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