Sphaenorhynchus pauloalvini Bokermann, 1973

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

Sphaenorhynchus pauloalvini Bokermann, 1973, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 33: 592. Holotype: WCAB 46453, by original designation; now in MZUSP. Type locality: "Centro de Pesquisas do Cacau, Ilhéus, Bahia, Brasil".

Gabohyla pauloalvini — Araujo-Vieira, Luna, Caramaschi, and Haddad, 2020, Zool. Anz., 286: 84.

Sphaenorhynchus pauloalvini — Pereira Silva, Ceron, Silva, and Santana, 2022, Ecol. Evol., 12(e8754): 7. 

English Names

Paulo's Lime Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 65).


Known from southeastern Bahia in the municipalities of Ilheus. Una, Almadina, and Uruçuca, eastern Espírito Santo in the municipalities of Aracruz and Linhares and into extreme eastern Minas Gerais, Brazil. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


Similar to Sphaenorhynchus prasinus according to the original publication. Freitas, Silva, and Loebmann, 2009, Check List, 5: 200-201, provided the second locality for this species. Araujo-Vieira, Luna, Caramaschi, and Haddad, 2020, Zool. Anz., 286: 84, found Sphaenorhynchus pauloalvini to be the sister taxon of the remaining members of Sphaenorhycnhus and on this basis recognized Gabohyla. Carmo, Alves, Dias, Solé, Mira-Mendes, Santos, Silva, Zocca, Ferreira, and Lacerda, 2021, Zootaxa, 5032: 431–441, reported on advertisement call and provided new records from Bahia and Espírito Santo, Brazil. Pereira Silva, Ceron, Silva, and Santana, 2022, Ecol. Evol., 12(e8754): 1–15, reported on phylogenetic relationships and biogeography and provided a polygon map of the species. Silva, Araujo-Vieira, Dias, Souza, Pareja-Mejía, Solé, and Mira-Mendes, 2022, J. Herpetol., 56: 422–433, detailed (as Gabohyla paulovalvini) larval morphology, coloration, and habitat. 

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