Hylodes perplicatus (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926)

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

Elosia perplicata Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 27: 33. Syntypes: CAS-SU 11762-64 (originally MNRJ 404) and MNRJ (many specimens) according to Leviton and Banta, 1956, Herpetologica, 12: 215; MNRJ 89A designated lectotype by Miranda-Ribeiro, 1955, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 42: 409. Type locality: "Humboldt, Sta. Catarina", Brazil; Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 38, stated the type locality as "Corupá (= Humboldt)", Santa Catarina, Brazil.

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

English Names

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


Known from São Bento do Sul, Corupá, Rio do Júlio, and Castelo dos Bugres, northern Santa Catarina, Brazil. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


In the Hylodes nasus group of Heyer, 1982, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 95: 377-385. Haddad, Garcia, and Pombal, 2003, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 61: 245-254, rediagnosed the taxon based on near topotypes and noted it to be closely related to Hylodes heyeri and in the Hylodes lateristrigatus group. Monteiro, Comitti, and Lingnau, 2014, Biotemas, 27: 93–99, described the advertisement call and made acoustic comparisons with Hylodes heyeri

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