Phantasmarana boticariana (Giaretta and Aguiar, 1998)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylodidae > Genus: Phantasmarana > Species: Phantasmarana boticariana

Megaelosia boticariana Giaretta and Aguiar, 1998, J. Herpetol., 32: 80. Holotype: ZUEC 9561, by original designation. Type locality: "Parque Florestal do Itapetinga, Municipality of Atibaia, state of São Paulo, southeastern Brazil".

Hylodes boticarianus — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 179, by implication. 

Phantasmarana boticariana — Vittorazzi, Augusto-Alves, Neves-da-Silva, Carvalho-e-Silva, Recco-Pimentel, Toledo, Lourenço, and Bruschi, 2021, Salamandra, 57: 280. 

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the type locality (Parque Florestal do Itapetinga, Municipality of Atibaia), as well as São Francisco Xavier, Municipality of São Jose dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil); expected in adjacent Minas Gerais, Brazil. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


Most similar to Megaelosia massarti according to the original publication. Muscat, Stuginski, Nunes, Martins, Augusto-Alves, Vittorazzi, Toledo, and Moroti, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 573–577, discussed habitat, provided a new record, and mapped the species. Sichieri, Moroti, Costa, Muscat, and Nunes, 2020, Zootaxa, 4896: 140–144, redescribed larval morphology and commented on natural history. 

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