Phyllomedusa sauvagii Boulenger, 1882

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

Phyllomedusa sauvagii Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 429. Syntypes: BMNH 1947. 2. 25. 83–84 (formerly 1881.7.2.3 and 1937.7.29.43) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 98. Type locality: "Buenos Ayres. . . . Oran Salta", Argentina.

Phyllomedusa Rickettsii Günther, 1897, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 20: 365. Holotype: BMNH 1898.11.24.6), according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 98. Type locality: "Santa Fé", Argentina. Synonymy by Funkhouser, 1957, Occas. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Stanford Univ., 5: 54.

Phyllomedusa rickettsiiNieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 340.

Phyllomedusa sauvagii rickettsiiCei, 1956, Invest. Zool. Chilen., 3: 56.

Phyllomedusa sauvagii sauvagiiCei, 1956, Invest. Zool. Chilen., 3: 56.

Phyllomedusa sauvageiFunkhouser, 1957, Occas. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Stanford Univ., 5: 54. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Pithecopus sauvagiiLutz, 1966, Copeia, 1966: 236.

English Names

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


The Chacoan region of eastern Bolivia, northern Paraguay, Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil), and northern Argentina.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay


 Barrio, 1976, Physis, Buenos Aires, 35: 65–74, reported on karyotype and call. See account by Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 426–434. Cabrera, 1990, Herpetol. Rev., 21: 38, provided the first record for San Luis Province, Argentina. In the Phyllomedusa tarsius group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 117–118. Vera Candioti, 2007, Zootaxa, 1600: 1–175, reported on detailed larval morphology. Paiva, Nascimento, Silva, Bernarde, and Ananias, 2010, Ital. J. Zool., 77: 116–121, noted that this species lacks the karyological synapomorphy they hypothesized for the Phyllomedusa tarsius group. Sanabria, Quiroga, and Acosta, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 333, provided a new record for San Juan Province in Argentina and briefly discussed the range of this species in Argentina. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 12, briefly discussed range in Paraguay. Weiler, Núñez, Airaldi, Lavilla, Peris, and Baldo, 2013, Anf. Paraguay: 71, provided a brief account, image, and dot map for Paraguay.

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