Physalaemus aguirrei Bokermann, 1966

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Leptodactylidae > Subfamily: Leiuperinae > Genus: Physalaemus > Species: Physalaemus aguirrei

Physalaemus aguirrei Bokermann, 1966, Physis, Buenos Aires, 26: 194. Holotype: WCAB 19303, by original designation; now MZUSP. Type locality: "Refugio Sooretama, Linhares, Espírito Santo, Brasil".

English Names

Linhares Dwarf Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 83).


Southern Bahia and northern Espírito Santo to northeastern Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


In the Physalaemus olfersii group of Nascimento, Caramaschi, and Cruz, 2005, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 63: 311. Van Sluys, 1998, Herpetol. Rev., 29: 49, reported the species for Bahia, Brazil. Pimenta and Cruz, 2004, Amphibia-Reptilia, 25: 197–204, described the larval morphology and advertisement call. Carvalho and Nascimento, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 200, provided the first state record for Minas Gerais. Canelas and Filogonio, 2010, Herpetol. Rev., 41: 376, provided an additional record in Minas Gerais and discussed the range. In the Physalaemus cuvieri clade of Lourenço, Targueta, Baldo, Nascimento, Garcia, Andrade, Haddad, and Recco-Pimentel, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 92: 204–216. Hepp and Pombal, 2020, Zootaxa, 4725: 1–106, discussed this species as part of a genus-wide discussion of bioacoustical traits among the species. 

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