Megaelosia goeldii (Baumann, 1912)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylodidae > Genus: Megaelosia > Species: Megaelosia goeldii

Hylodes goeldii Baumann, 1912, Zool. Jahrb., Jena, Abt. Syst., 33: 91. Types: Originally in NHM; current status unknown. Type locality: "Orgel-Gebirge" (= Serra dos Órgãos), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Given as "Terezópolis, Rio de Janeiro", Brazil by Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 66.

Elosia goeldiiMüller, 1927, Abh. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., 40: 270.

Megalelosia goeldiiLutz, 1930, Mem. Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 24: 236.

Megaelosia goeldiiCochran, 1955 "1954", Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 206: 334; Vittorazzi, Augusto-Alves, Neves-da-Silva, Carvalho-e-Silva, Recco-Pimentel, Toledo, Lourenço, and Bruschi, 2021, Salamandra, 57: 275.

Hylodes goeldiiDubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 437. 

English Names

Rio Big-tooth Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 82).


Serra dos  Orgãos (the north portion of the Serra do Mar mountain range) in the state of Rio de Janeiro, southeastern Brazil

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


See account by Heyer, Rand, Cruz, Peixoto, and Nelson, 1990, Arq. Zool., São Paulo, 31: 310–311. de Sá, Condez, Lyra, Haddad, and Malagoli, 2022, Syst. Biodiversity, 20 (1: 2039318): 1–31, noted, as part of a general revision of the family, an unnamed species (Megaelosia sp. aff. goeldi) from Trilha do Poço do Padre, next to Estacão Morumbeca, Parque Estadual do Desengano, municipality of Santa Maria Madalena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and suggested that the record from the municipality of São José do Barreiro, state of São Paulo, Brazil, is in error. 

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