Sphaenorhynchus prasinus Bokermann, 1973

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

Sphaenorhynchus prasinus Bokermann, 1973, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 33: 589. Holotype: WCAB 46499, by original designation; now in MZUSP. Type locality: "Centro de Pesquisas do Cacau, Ilheu [sic], Bahia, Brasil".

English Names

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


Eastern Bahia to eastern and central Minas Gerais, with isolated records in Pernambuco and Alagoas, Brazil.


Similar to Sphaenorhynchus planicola according to the original publication. Santos and Moura, 2009, Herpetol. Rev., 40: 362-363, provided a range extension to Pernambuco and commented on the range. Silva, Luna-Dias, and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2013, Check List, 9: 1519–1520, provided a range extension to Alagoas, Brazil, and commented on the range. Dubeux, Silva, Nascimento, Gonçalves, and Mott, 2019, Rev. Nordestina Zool., 12: 18–52, summarized the literature on larval morphology. See Dubeux, Nascimento, Lima, Magalhães, Silva, Gonçalves, Almeida, Correia, Garda, Mesquita, Rossa-Feres, and Mott, 2020, Biota Neotrop., 20 (2: e20180718): 1–24, for characterization and identification of larvae north of the Rio São Francisco in the Atlantic Forest of northeastern 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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