Pithecopus palliatus (Peters, 1873)

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

English Names

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

Jaguar Monkey Frog (Villacampa-Ortega, Serrano-Rojas, and Whitworth, 2017, Amph. Manu Learning Cent.: 186).


Upper Amazon Basin in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil; possibly in Amazonian southeastern Colombia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru

Likely/Controversially Present: Colombia


Reviewed by Duellman, 1974, Herpetologica, 30: 105-112. Duellman, 1978, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 65: 176–177, provided a brief account including characterization of call and tadpole. Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 22: 45, provided a brief account for the Iquitos region of northeastern Peru as Phyllomedusa palliataReichle and Köhler, 1996, Herpetofauna, Weinstadt, 18: 32-34, reported the Bolivian record. Padial and de Sá, 2003, Herpetol. Rev., 34: 381, provided an additional Bolivian record. Duellman, 2005, Cusco Amazonico: 254–256, provided an account (adult and larval morphology, description of the call, life history). Not assigned to species group by Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 117-118. França and Venâncio, 2010, Biotemas, 23: 71–84, provided a record for the municipality of Boca do Acre, Amazonas, with a brief discussion of the range. In the Phyllomedusa hypochondrialis group of Faivovich, Haddad, Baêta, Jungfer, Álvares, Brandão, Sheil, Barrientos, Barrio-Amorós, Cruz, and Wheeler, 2010, Cladistics, 26: 259. See brief account for the Manu region, Peru, by Villacampa-Ortega, Serrano-Rojas, and Whitworth, 2017, Amph. Manu Learning Cent.: 186–187. 

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