Callimedusa atelopoides (Duellman, Cadle, and Cannatella, 1988)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Phyllomedusinae > Genus: Callimedusa > Species: Callimedusa atelopoides

Phyllomedusa atelopoides Duellman, Cadle, and Cannatella, 1988, Herpetologica, 44: 91. Holotype: KU 204764, by original designation. Type locality: "Reserva Cuzco Amazónico, on the Río Madre de Dios, about 15 km E of Puerto Maldonado, 200 m (12° 33′ S, 69° 03′ W), Departamento de Madre de Dios, Peru". 

Callimedusa atelopoidesDuellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 33. 

English Names

Toady Leaf Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 62).

Terrestrial Monkey Frog (Villacampa-Ortega, Serrano-Rojas, and Whitworth, 2017, Amph. Manu Learning Cent.: 182).


Known definitely only from Amazonian Peru (departments of Loreto and Madre de Dios), Brazil (states of Acre and Amazonas) and Bolivia (Bella Vista, Beni); localities very close to the borders of Ecuador and Colombia suggest that this species will ultimately be found in those countries.


De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 57, and Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 69, consider this species possibly to occur in Bolivia. Not assigned to species group by Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 117-118 Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 22: 44, provided a brief account for the Iquitos region of northeastern Peru as Phyllomedusa atelopoidesDuellman, 2005, Cusco Amazonico: 251–252, provided an account (adult and larval morphology, description of the call, life history). Peloso, Sturaro, Maschio, Rodrigues, and Prudente, 2009, Herpetol. Notes, 2: 59-62, provided records for Brazil and Peru, a range map, and discussed the species' range. Ron, Almendáriz C., and Cannatella, 2013, Zootaxa, 3741: 289–294, moved the species into the Phyllomedusa perinosus group on the basis of molecular evidence. Fraga, Ferrão, and Carvalho, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 203-205, provided an additional record for Amazonas, Brazil, and a dot map for the species. Gonzales-Álvarez and Reichle, 2004, Rev. Boliviana Ecol. Conserv. Ambiental, 15: 93–96, provided a record for Bolivia. See brief account, as Phyllomedusa atelopoides, for the Manu region, Peru, by Villacampa-Ortega, Serrano-Rojas, and Whitworth, 2017, Amph. Manu Learning Cent.: 182–183.

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