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. 


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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