Phasmahyla guttata (Lutz, 1924)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Phyllomedusinae > Genus: Phasmahyla > Species: Phasmahyla guttata

Phyllomedusa guttata Lutz, 1924, C. R. Mém. Hebd. Séances Soc. Biol. Filial., Paris, 90 (1925, vol. 1): 241. Syntypes: AL-MNRJ 297 (Tijuca), AL-MNRJ 449 (Sumaré), USNM 96317 (Sumaré), and USNM 96388 (Paineiras) according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 161; also according to Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 70, including USNM 96244–46 (Tijuca) and USNM 96318 (Sumaré). Type locality: "dans les montagnes, près de Rio [de Janeiro]"; restricted to "the Carioca mountain at Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro", Brazil, by Lutz and Lutz, 1939, An. Acad. Brasil. Cienc., 11: 225. Given as "Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil", "Sumaré, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil", and "Paneiras, on the slope of Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil" by Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 70.

Phyllomedusa (Hylomantis) guttataLutz, 1950, Mem. Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 48: 601, 619.

Phasmahyla guttataCruz, 1991 "1990", Rev. Brasil. Biol., 50: 722.

English Names

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


Coastal mountains in the state of Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo, Espíritu Santo, and Paraná, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


See Cannatella, 1980, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 87: 1–40. Izecksohn and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2001, Anf. Municipio Rio de Janeiro: 66, provided a brief account and photo. Cruz, Feio, and Nascimento, 2008, Amphibia-Reptilia, 29: 311–318, briefly delimited the range. Oliveira, Coco, Deus, Pagotto, Silva, Rocha, and Vrcibradic, 2009, Herpetol. Rev., 40: 446, provided the first record for the state of Espíritu Santo, Brazil, and commented on the range. Internal larval morphology reported on by Dias, Mongin-Aquino, Vera Candioti, Carvalho-e-Silva, and Baêta, 2018, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 13: 44–53. 

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