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 eastern Ecuador and south-central Colombia suggesting that this species will ultimately be found in those countries.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Bolivia, Brazil, Peru

Likely/Controversially Present: Colombia, Ecuador


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. Bernarde, Machado, and Turci, 2011, Biota Neotrop., 11: 117–144, reported specimens from Reserva Extrativista Riozinho da Liberdade, Acre, Brazil.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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