Phyllomedusa venusta Duellman and Trueb, 1967

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

Phyllomedusa venusta Duellman and Trueb, 1967, Copeia, 1967: 128. Holotype: KU 96150, by original designation. Type locality: "1 km west-southwest of the junction of the Río Mono and the Río Tuira, Darién Province, Panamá, elevation 130 m".

English Names

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


Forests of Darién on both sides of the Panama-Colombia border and 800–1400 m elevation in the central Magdalena valley of Colombia and into the Maracaibo Basin of western Venezuela in the state of Zulia.


See account by Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 135–138, and note by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 848. Not assigned to species group by Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 117–118. Infante-Rivero, Barrio-Amorós, and Rojas-Runjaic, 2006, Herpetol. Rev., 37: 101, provided the Venezuelan record. Barrio-Amorós, 2009, Mem. Fund. La Salle Cienc. Nat., 171: 19-46, doubted the distinctiveness of this species from Phyllomedusa trinitatis. In the Phyllomedusa tarsius group of Barrio-Amorós, 2006, Zootaxa, 1309: 55–68. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 204, provided a map and photograph of the species. Ovalle-Pacheco, Camacho-Rozo, and Arroyo, 2019, Check List, 15: 397–398, reported the species from Boyacá, Colombia, and commented on the range in Colombia. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 108–109, for comments on range and literature. 

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