Pithecopus centralis (Bokermann, 1965)

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

Phyllomedusa centralis Bokermann, 1965, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 25: 258. Holotype: WCAB 15380, by original designation; now in MZUSP. Type locality: "Chapada dos Guimarães, Mato Grosso, Brasil".

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

English Names

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


South-central Mato Grosso in the region of the type locality and southeastern Mato Grosso on the Goias border, in Serra Azul State Park, municipality of Barra do Garças, 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, Caramaschi, 2006, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 64: 159-179, and Faivovich, Haddad, Baêta, Jungfer, Álvares, Brandão, Sheil, Barrientos, Barrio-Amorós, Cruz, and Wheeler, 2010, Cladistics, 26: 259. Brandão, Álvares, Crema, and Zerbini, 2009, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 4: 61–69, described the advertisement call and larval morphology. Magalhães, Rocha, Santos, Strüssmann, and Giaretta, 2018, J. Nat. Conserv., 45: 1–10, reported on range, call, morphometric and molecular diagnosis, conservation, and confusion with other species, excluding as misidentifications records from Mato Grosso do Sul and some in Mato Grosso, Brazil. 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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