Xenohyla truncata (Izecksohn, 1959)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Xenohyla > Species: Xenohyla truncata

Hyla truncata Izecksohn, 1959, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 19: 259. Holotype: EI 107, by original designation. Type locality: "próxima à margem direita do rio Guandu, no km 37 da Rodovia Presidente Dutra, no municipio de Itaguaí, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil".

Hyla depressa Izecksohn, 1959, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 19: 263. Error for Hyla truncata.

Xenohyla truncataIzecksohn, 1998 "1996", Rev. Univ. Rural, Ser. Cienc. Vida, 18: 47-52.

English Names

Izecksohn's Brazilian Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 58).


Coastal lowlands of Rio de Janeiro (state), Brazil, up to 50 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


In the Hyla truncata group, possibly close to Sphaenorhynchus, according to the original publication. Subsequently transferred to Xenohyla by Izecksohn, 1998 "1996", Rev. Univ. Rural, Ser. Cienc. Vida, 18: 47-52. Izecksohn and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2001, Anf. Municipio Rio de Janeiro: 65, provided a brief account and photo. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 617. Dias, Marcondes, Pezzuti, Vera Candioti, Araujo-Vieira, Prodocimo, Silva, Orrico, and Haas, 2023, Zoomorphology, 142: 111–126, reported on larval morphology and suggested morphological features that may tie Pseudini to Dendropsophini. Machado, De Oliveira-Nogueira, Souza, Figueiredo de Andrade, Mônico, and Toledo, 2023, Zootaxa, 5351: 392–396, reported on the advertisement call. 

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