Pithecopus gonzagai Andrade, Haga, Ferreira, Recco-Pimentel, Toledo, and Bruschi, 2020

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

Pithecopus gonzagai Andrade, Haga, Ferreira, Recco-Pimentel, Toledo, and Bruschi, 2020, Eur. J. Taxon., 723: 114. Holotype: ZUEC 19865, by original designation. Type locality: "north-eastern Brazil, state of Pernambuco, municipality of Limoeiro; 7°52′ 29.0″ S, 35°27′ 01.1″ W; 150 m a.s.l." Zoobank publication registration: 400FEC6E-8E57-4207-A0F9-2AC4F5290FE8

English Names

None noted. 


Brazil in the states of Rio Grande do Norte, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Rio Grande do Norte, northern Maranhão, and likely Ceará and Piauí, all north of the Rio São Francisco.  

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


Formerly confused with Pithecopus nordestinus, according to the original publication, distinguished by call and morphometrics. See comments under Pithecopus nordestinus record for access literature prior to 2021, which may also address this species, not recognized until November 2020. See Dubeux, Nascimento, Lima, Magalhães, Silva, Gonçalves, Almeida, Correia, Garda, Mesquita, Rossa-Feres, and Mott, 2020, Biota Neotrop., 20 (2: e20180718): 1–24, for characterization (as Pithecopus nordestinus) and identification of larvae north of the Rio São Francisco in the Atlantic Forest of northeastern Brazil. Silva, Santos, Alves, Sousa, and Annunziata, 2010, Sitientibus, Ser. Cienc. Biol., 7: 334-340, provided a Piauí record, as Pithecopus nordestinus. Reported from the Environmental Protection Area of Catolé and Fernão Velho, Alagoas, Brazil, by Dubeux, Nascimento, Gonçalves, and Mott, 2021, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 61 (e20216176): 1–10, who provided a key to the frogs of that region. Palmeira, Gonçalves, Dubeux, Lima, Lambertini, Valencia-Aguilar, Jenkinson, James, Toledo, and Mott, 2022, Cuad. Herpetol., 36: 65–75, reported on habitat in Natural Heritage Reserve Mata Estrela, Baía Formosa, Rio Grande do Norte state, Brazil.  

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