Phasmahyla Cruz, 1991

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Phyllomedusinae > Genus: Phasmahyla
8 species

Phasmahyla Cruz, 1991 "1990", Rev. Brasil. Biol., 50: 721. Type species: Phyllomedusa guttata Lutz, 1924, by original designation.

English Names

Shining Leaf Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 61).


Southeastern Brazil from eastern Minas Gerais and central Espírito Santo to eastern Paraná.


Formerly considered to constitute the Phyllomedusa guttata group. Faivovich, Haddad, Baêta, Jungfer, Álvares, Brandão, Sheil, Barrientos, Barrio-Amorós, Cruz, and Wheeler, 2010, Cladistics, 26: 235, on the basis of an extensive molecular analysis suggested Phasmahyla to be the sister taxon of Phyllomedusa.

Contained taxa (8 sp.):

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