Physalaemus erythros Caramaschi, Feio, and Guimarães, 2003

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

Physalaemus erythros Caramaschi, Feio, and Guimarães, 2003, Herpetologica, 59: 519. Holotype: MNRJ 27986, by original designation. Type locality: "Parque Estadual do Itacolomi (20° 25′ S, 43° 29′ W, approximately 1600 m elevation), Municipality of Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil".

English Names

None noted.


Serra do Itacolomi and Serra do Caraça, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


Not included in a species group according to the original publication, although a possible relationship with Physlaemus rupestris and Physalaemus deimaticus was suggested. In the Physalaemus deimaticus group of Nascimento, Caramaschi, and Cruz, 2005, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 63: 309. Baêta, Lourenço, and Nascimento, 2007, Zootaxa, 1623: 39–46, reported on larval morphology and advertisement call. Baêta and Silva, 2009, Check List, 5: 812–814, provided a record for the Serra do Caraça, Minas Gerais, Brazil, discussed the range, and provided a spot map. 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. Pezzuti, Leite, Rossa-Feres, and Garcia, 2021, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 22 (Special Issue): 1–109, described and discussed larval morphology and natural history. 

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