Phyllomedusa distincta Lutz, 1950

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

Phyllomedusa (Pithecopus) burmeisteri distincta Lutz, 1950, Mem. Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 48: 608. Holotype: AL-MNRJ 775. Type locality: "Rio Vermelho", Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Pithecopus burmeisteri distinctaLutz, 1966, Copeia, 1966: 236.

Phyllomedusa distinctaBokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 83.

Pithecopus distinctaLaurent, 1967, Acta Zool. Lilloana, 22: 232.

English Names

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


Southeastern Brazil (São Paulo and Santa Catarina).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


In the Phyllomedusa burmeisteri group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 117, and Faivovich, Haddad, Baêta, Jungfer, Álvares, Brandão, Sheil, Barrientos, Barrio-Amorós, Cruz, and Wheeler, 2010, Cladistics, 26: 259. See Pombal and Haddad, 1992, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 52: 217-229. See comment under Phyllomedusa tetraploideaRöhr, Camurugi, Paterno, Gehara, Juncá, Álvares, Brandão, and Garda, 2020, Canad. J. Zool., 98: 495–504, reported on the evolution and causes of variability of advertisement call.

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