Physalaemus deimaticus Sazima and Caramaschi, 1988

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

Physalaemus deimaticus Sazima and Caramaschi, 1988 "1986", Rev. Biol., Lisboa, 13: 91. Holotype: JJ 6057, by original designation. Type locality: "km 132 da estrada de Vespasiano c Conceição do Mato Dentro, município de Jaboticatubas, Serra Do Cipó, Minas Gerais, Brasil".

English Names

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

Frightening Foam Froglet (Eterovick and Sazima, 2004, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 103).


Known only from the type locality (Serra do Cipó, Minas Gerais, Brazil).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


Very similar to Physalaemus rupestris and not assignable to species group, according to the original publication and Caramaschi, Carcerelli, and Feio, 1991, Herpetologica, 47: 148-151. In the Physalaemus deimaticus group of Nascimento, Caramaschi, and Cruz, 2005, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 63: 309. See comment under Physalaemus erythros. Eterovick and Sazima, 2004, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 103-104, provided a photograph and brief account. In the Physalaemus signifer clade, Physalaemus deimaticus species group, 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. Eterovick, Souza, and Sazima, 2020, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 1–292, provided an account, life history information, and an identification scheme for the Serra de Cipó, Minas Gerais, Brazil. 

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