Pithecopus ayeaye Lutz, 1966

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Phyllomedusinae > Genus: Pithecopus > Species: Pithecopus ayeaye

Pithecopus ayeaye Lutz, 1966, Copeia, 1966: 236. Holotype: AL-MNRJ 3722, by original designation. Type locality: "Morro do Ferro, a hill inside an ancient volcanic crater, at Poços de Caldas, Minas Gerais", Brazil.

Phyllomedusa ayeayeDuellman, 1968, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 18: 6.

Phyllomedusa itacolomi Caramaschi, Cruz, and Feio, 2006, Bol. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, N.S., Zool., 524: 2. Holotype: MNRJ 34650, by original designation. Type locality: BRAZIL - MINAS GERAIS: Lagoa Seca (20° 25′ S, 43° 29′ W, 1600 m above sea level), Parque Estadual do Itacolomi, Municipality of Ouro Preto". Synonymy by Baêta, Caramaschi, Cruz, and Pombal, 2009, Zootaxa, 2226: 58.

Pithecopus ayeaye — Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 32. 

English Names

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


Southwestern Minas Gerais and adjacent border area of São Paulo, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


In the Phyllomedusa hypochondrialis group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 117, and Caramaschi, 2006, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 64: 159–179. Araújo, Condez, and Haddad, 2007, Check List, 3: 156–158, provided a new record and provided a range map. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 266. Baêta, Caramaschi, Cruz, and Pombal, 2009, Zootaxa, 2226: 58–65, demonstrated that Phyllomedusa itacolomi is in the synonymy of this species. Nali, Borges, and Prado, 2015, Zoologia, Curitiba, 32: 263–269, reported on vocalizations. Magalhães, Lemes, Camargo, Oliveira, Brandão, Thomassen, Garcia, Leite, and Santos, 2017, Ecol. Evol., 7: 8812–8828, reported on potential range and conservation. 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. Pezzuti, Leite, Rossa-Feres, and Garcia, 2021, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 22 (Special Issue): 1–109, described and discussed larval morphology and natural history. 

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