Hylodes glaber (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylodidae > Genus: Hylodes > Species: Hylodes glaber

Elosia glabra Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 27: 31. Holotype: MNRJ 85, according to Miranda-Ribeiro, 1955, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 42: 409. Type locality: "Itatiaya" (= Itatiaia), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Restricted to "Ribeirão da Passagem, Itatiaia, Rio de Janeiro", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 37.

Elosia pulchra Lutz, 1951, O Hospital, 39: 706. Types: A. Lutz collection; now MNRJ. Type locality: "Alto Itatiaia", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rendered as "Itatiaia Mountain . . . at Brejo de Lapa,; elevation 2,200 m.", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Lutz, 1952, Copeia, 1952: 27. Synonymy by Izecksohn and Gouvêa, 1984 "1983", Arq. Univ. Fed. Rural Rio de Janeiro, 6: 221-222.

Hylodes pulcherMyers, 1962, Copeia, 1962: 196. Lynch, 1971, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 53: 167.

Hylodes glabrusLynch, 1971, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 53: 167. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Hylodes glaberDuellman, 1993, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 21: 124.

English Names

Itatiaia Tree Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 81).


Known only from the region of the type locality (Itatiaia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


Cochran, 1955 "1954", Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 206: 284, considered this species to be a synonym of Hylodes lateristrigatus. Heyer, 1982, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 95: 377-385, pointed out the difficulties in the allocation of this name to a particular population. Excluded from the Hylodes lateristrigatus group by Heyer and Cocroft, 1986, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 99: 100-109. In the Hylodes glaber group of Haddad, Pombal, and Bastos, 1996, Copeia, 1996: 965-969.

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