Aparasphenodon Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Lophyohylinae > Genus: Aparasphenodon
5 species

Aparasphenodon Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920, Rev. Mus. Paulista, São Paulo, 12: 87. Type species: Aparasphenodon brunoi Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920, by monotypy.

English Names

Casque-headed Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 52).


Coastal region of southeastern Brazil; upper Orinoco Basin, Venezuela and adjacent Colombia.


For discussion see Carvalho, 1941, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 1: 101-110, and Trueb, 1970, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 18: 547-716. Considered a synonym of Corythomantis by Mertens, 1926, Senckenb. Biol., 8: 137. In Lophyohylini of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 107-108.

Contained taxa (5 sp.):

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