Sphaenorhynchus canga Araujo-Vieira, Lacerda, Pezzuti, Leite, Assis, and Cruz, 2015

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Sphaenorhynchus > Species: Sphaenorhynchus canga

Sphaenorhynchus canga Araujo-Vieira, Lacerda, Pezzuti, Leite, Assis, and Cruz, 2015, Zootaxa, 4059: 98. Holotype: UFMG-A 5715, by original designation. Type locality: "Chapada de Canga (local designation—1.9 km W MG-129, 20°07′40″ S, 43°23′05″ W, 915 m elevation), Municipality of Mariana, on its limit with the Municipality of Catas Altas, State of Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil". Zoobank publication registration: 1FF32C00-C60F-4F54-9100-B97F8B3D6CB0

English Names

None noted. 


Known from permanent, semi-permanent, and less frequently in temporary natural ponds over ironstone outcrops in the southern portion of the Espinhaço Range in the municipality of Mariana, as well as in the Mantiqueira Range, Minas Gerais, Brazil. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


Most similar to Sphaenorhynchus orophilus according to the original publication, where the advertisement call was also described. Pezzuti, Leite, Rossa-Feres, and Garcia, 2021, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 22 (Special Issue): 1–109, described and discussed larval morphology and natural history. Santana, Yves, Pereira Silva, Carvalho, Lima, Costa, and Shepard, 2024, J. Threatened Taxa, 16: 25040–25048, provided genetically-confirmed (16S) records from the Mantiqueira Mountain range (Bom Jardin de Minas) in southern Minas Gerais, Brazil, as well as a dot map of the species' range. 

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