Phyllomedusa boliviana Boulenger, 1902

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Phyllomedusinae > Genus: Phyllomedusa > Species: Phyllomedusa boliviana

Phyllomedusa boliviana Boulenger, 1902, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 10: 395. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.22.32–33 (formerly 1901.8.2.49–50) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 97. Type locality: "Chulumani, Bolivia, 2000 metres".

Phyllomedusa (Pithecopus) bolivianaLutz, 1950, Mem. Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 48: 599–637.

Phyllomedusa pailona Shreve, 1959, Breviora, 113: 1. Holotype: MCZ 29677, by original designation. Type locality: "El Pailon, 5 kilometers from the eastern shore of the Rio Grande, altitude 350 meters, Department of Santa Cruz, Bolivia". Synonymy by Cannatella, 1983, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 96: 60.

Pithecopus bolivianaLutz, 1966, Copeia, 1966: 236.

English Names

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


Amazonian slopes of Andes and lowlands in Bolivia, northern Argentina, and western and southeastern Mato Grosso and Rôndonia, Brazil; likely into adjacent Paraguay.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil


  Barrio, 1976, Physis, Buenos Aires, 35: 65–74, reported on karyotype and call. See Cannatella, 1983, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 96: 59–66, for account. Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 434–435, provided an account under the name Phyllomedusa pailona. Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 106–108, provided a brief account. In the Phyllomedusa tarsius group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 117–118. In the Phyllomedusa tarsius group of Barrio-Amorós, 2006, Zootaxa, 1309: 55–68. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 26, suggested that this species likely occurs in Paraguay. Rodrigues, Noronha, Lima, and Rosa, 2011, Check List, 7: 397–399, provided a record for southeastn Mato Grosso, Brazil. Schulze, Jansen, and Köhler, 2015, Zootaxa, 4016: 56–58, described, diagnosed, and pictured the larva. 

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