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.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: 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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