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.


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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