Physalaemus cicada Bokermann, 1966

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

Physalaemus cicada Bokermann, 1966, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 26: 257. Holotype: WCAB 32086, by original designation; now in MZUSP. Type locality: "Fazenda Cana Brava, 10 km a leste de Maracás, Bahia, Brasil, 1350 m altitude".

English Names

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


Northeastern Brazil from western and south-central Minas Gerais and the eastern half of Bahia through Pernambuco to northern Ceará, Piauí, and Paraiba; presumably to be found in Rio Grande do Norte.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


In the Physalaemus cuvieri group of Nascimento, Caramaschi, and Cruz, 2005, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 63: 308. Loebmann and Mai, 2008, Check List, 4: 392-394, discussed the range and provided an extension in Ceará. Lisboa and Haddad, 2009, Check List, 5: 699-701, provided a range extension to Alagoas, Brazil, provided a range map and commented on the range. Linares and Mello, 2011, Check List, 7: 859-861, provided a range extension to south-central Minas Gerais, Brazil, and provided a spot map. Benício, Silva, and Fonseca, 2012, Check List, 8: 630-631, provided a record for the state of Piauí, eastern Brazil. 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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