Hylodes meridionalis (Mertens, 1927)

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

Elosia nasus meridionalis Mertens, 1927, Bl. Aquar. Terrarienkd., Stuttgart, 38: 288. Holotype: SMF 21759 according to Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 39. Type locality: "Wasserfall in 900 m höhe, 3 km nordwestlich von Sao Francisco de Paula, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasilien".

Elosia meridionalisMertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 39.

Hylodes meridionalisLynch, 1971, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 53: 167.

English Names

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


Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


In the Hylodes nasus group according to Heyer, 1982, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 95: 377-385. Transferred to the Hylodes lateristrigatus group by Pombal, Feio, and Haddad, 2002, Herpetologica, 58: 462.  Weber and Caramaschi, 2013, Zootaxa, 3635: 557-568,  reported on comparative larval morphology of the species. Lingnau, Zank, Colombo, and Kwet, 2013, Stud. Neotrop. Fauna Environ., 48: 76-80, reported on vocalization with special reference to nocturnal calling. Noguiera-Costa and Wachlevski, 2015, Zootaxa, 4032: 199–202, reported on larval morphology and provided a record for Santa Catarina, Brazil. 

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