Phantasmarana massarti (De Witte, 1930)

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

Elosia Massarti De Witte, 1930, in Massart (ed.), Miss. Biol. Belge Brésil, 2: 221. Holotype: IRSNB 1.023 according to Lang, 1990, Doc. Trav., Inst. R. Sci. Nat. Belg., 59: 10. Type locality: "Réserve d'Alto da Serra, près de Cubatan (São Paulo)", Brazil. Given as "Paranapiacaba ('Alto da Serra'), São Paulo", Brazil by Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 37.

Megaelosia massartiGiaretta, Bokermann, and Haddad, 1993, J. Herpetol., 27: 276–285.

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

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

English Names

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


Known only from the region of the type locality (Alto da Serra, State of São Paulo, Brazil).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


Removed from the synonymy of Megaelosia goeldii by Giaretta, Bokermann, and Haddad, 1993, J. Herpetol., 27: 276–285, where it had been placed by Lutz, 1930, Mem. Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 24: 223-249.

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