Pithecopus nordestinus (Caramaschi, 2006)

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

Phyllomedusa nordestina Caramaschi, 2006, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 64: 170. Holotype: MNRJ 13607, by original designation. Type locality: "BRASIL: BAHIA: Município de Maracas (13° 26′ S, 40° 26′ W, 960 m de altitude)".

Pithecopus nordestinusDuellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 32. 

English Names

None noted.


Northeastern Brazil south of the Rio São Francisco from Sergipe, Bahia, and to northeastern Goiás and central Minas Gerais; an apparently isolated population in the municipality of Aracruz, state of Espirito Santo, Brazil. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


Literature prior to 2021 may also refer to collections of what is now Pithecopus gonzagai which was not segregated from Pithecopus nordestinus until November 2020. In the Phyllomedusa hypochondrialis group according to the original publication and Faivovich, Haddad, Baêta, Jungfer, Álvares, Brandão, Sheil, Barrientos, Barrio-Amorós, Cruz, and Wheeler, 2010, Cladistics, 26: 259. Vilaça, Silva, and Solé, 2006, J. Nat. Hist., London, 45: 1823–1834, reported on vocalization. Freitas, Abegg, Dias, and Moraes, 2018, Herpetol. Notes, 11: 59–72, provided a record from the Serra da Jibóia, Bahia, Brazil. Dubeux, Silva, Nascimento, Gonçalves, and Mott, 2019, Rev. Nordestina Zool., 12: 18–52, summarized the literature on larval morphology. Röhr, Camurugi, Martinez, Sousa-Lima, Juncá, and Garda, 2020, Ethology, 126: 651–659, reported on habitat-dependent advertisement call variation. Silva, Fernandes-Ferreira, Montes, and Silva, 2020, Neotrop. Biol. Conserv., 15: 165–175, reported on distribution modeling. Silva-Soares, Magalhães, and Alencar, 2020, Herpetol. Rev., 51: 269–270, provided the records for the state of Espirito Santo, Brazil, and discussed the range. Vaz-Silva, Maciel, Nomura, Morais, Guerra Batista, Santos, Andrade, Oliveira, Brandão, and Bastos, 2020, Guia Ident. Anf. Goiás e Dist. Fed. Brasil Central: 177, provided an account for Goiás, Brazil. Röhr, Camurugi, Paterno, Gehara, Juncá, Álvares, Brandão, and Garda, 2020, Canad. J. Zool., 98: 495–504, reported on the variability of advertisement call within a phylogenetic context.

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