Physalaemus bokermanni Cardoso and Haddad, 1985

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

Physalaemus bokermanni Cardoso and Haddad, 1985, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 45: 33-37. Holotype: MZUSP 59551, by original designation. Type locality: "Campo Grande, Município de Santo André, São Paulo, Brasil (23° 45′ LS; 46° 22′ WG)".

English Names

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


Known from the type locality (Campo Grande, Município de Santo André), and the municipalities of Cubatão and São Sebastião, São Paulo, Brazil. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


In the Physalaemus signifer group according to the original publication (where comparative adult and larval morphology and advertisement call were detailed) and of Nascimento, Caramaschi, and Cruz, 2005, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 63: 308. Weber, Gonzaga, and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2006 "2005", Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 63: 678, provided a sonogram of the advertisement call. Thomé, Oyamaguchi, and Brasileiro, 2007, Check List, 3: 1–3, provided additional localities. Giaretta, Martins, and Santos, 2009, Zootaxa, 2266: 51–60, compared the calls of Physalaemus olfersi, Physalaemus moreirae, Physalaemus bokermanni, and Physalaemus jordanensis. In the Physalaemus signifer 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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