Pithecopus Cope, 1866

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Phyllomedusinae > Genus: Pithecopus
12 species

Pithecopus Cope, 1866, J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, Ser. 2, 6: 86. Type species: Phyllomedusa azurea Cope, 1862, by original designation. 

Bradymedusa Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 27: 104. Type species: Bradymedusa moschata Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926 (= Phyllomedusa rohdei), by subsequent designation of Funkhouser, 1957, Occas. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Stanford Univ., 5: 18. Synonymy with Phyllomedusa by Mertens, 1926, Senckenb. Biol., 8: 137-155; with Pithecopus by implication of Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 32. 

English Names

None noted. 


Tropical South America east of the Andes from southern Venezuela to northern Argentina


Removed from the synonymy of Phyllomedusa by Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 32, where it had been placed by Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 83, andDuellman, 1968, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 18: 6. The former Phyllomedusa hypochondrialis group; see comment under Phyllomedusa for relevant literature. 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 in the Brazilian species. 

Contained taxa (12 sp.):

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