Sphaenorhynchus planicola (Lutz and Lutz, 1938)

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

Hyla (Sphoenohyla) planicola Lutz and Lutz, 1938, An. Acad. Brasil. Cienc., 10: 178, 182. Holotype: AL-MNRJ 2658, according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 180. Type locality: "Recreio dos Bandeirantes, Federal District [= Rio de Janeiro], in canal connecting the water system of the lagoons near the sea", Brazil.

Hyla aurantiaca planicolaCochran, 1955 "1954", Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 206: 12.

Sphoenohyla planicolaGoin, 1957, Caldasia, 8: 23; Rivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 136.

Dryomelictes planicolaGoin, 1961, Ann. Carnegie Mus., 36: 9.

Hyla orophila planicolaRivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 136.

Sphaenorhynchus planicolaBokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 59; Rivero, 1969, Copeia, 1969: 702.

English Names

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


Coastal lowlands of southern Bahia, Espíritu Santo, and Rio de Janeiro, southeastern Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


Izecksohn and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2001, Anf. Municipio Rio de Janeiro: 63, provided a brief account and photo. Considered a junior synonym of Sphaenorhynchus lacteus; without discussion, by Gorzula and Señaris, 1999 "1998", Scient. Guaianae, 8: 45. 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.

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