Phyllomedusa tetraploidea Pombal and Haddad, 1992

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

Phyllomedusa tetraploidea Pombal and Haddad, 1992, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 52: 219. Holotype: ZUEC 7589, by original designation. Type locality: "Holambra II, município de Paranapanema (approx. 23° 23′ S, 48° 44′ W), Estado de São Paulo", Brazil.

English Names

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


Interior regions of the states of São Paulo and Paraná, Brazil; Misiones, Argentina; extreme southeastern Paraguay (Itapúa).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay


In the Phyllomedusa burmeisteri group, and derived by tetraploidy from Phyllomedusa distincta, according to the original publication. See Langone and Carrizo, 1996, Cuad. Herpetol., 10: 58-61, for Argentinian record. Lavilla and Cei, 2001, Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 28: 62, noted that Argentinian records of Phyllomedusa iheringii apply to this species. 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. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 13, provided the first record for Paraguay. Brunes, Sequeira, Haddad, and Alexandrino, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 57: 1120-1133, suggested on the basis of molecular analysis that this species either is derived as a tetraploid from Phyllomedusa distincta or from the common ancestor. Weiler, Núñez, Airaldi, Lavilla, Peris, and Baldo, 2013, Anf. Paraguay: 72, provided a brief account, image, and dot map for Paraguay. Röhr, 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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