Physalaemus evangelistai Bokermann, 1967

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

Physalaemus evangelistai Bokermann, 1967, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 27: 138. Holotype: WCAB 14708, by original designation; now in MZUSP. Type locality: "próximo a Palácio, Km 105 da estrada que vai de Lagoa Santa A Guanhães e Conceição do Mato Dentro, Serra do Cipó, município de Jaboticatubas, Minas Gerais, Brasil".

English Names

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

Evangelista’s Foam Froglet (Eterovick and Sazima, 2004, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 105).


Serra do Espinhaço and Serra de Cipó, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


In the Physalaemus gracilis group of Nascimento, Caramaschi, and Cruz, 2005, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 63: 310. Leite, Pezzuti, and Viana, 2006, Check List, 2(1): 5, provided the second locality. Canelas and Bertoluci, 2007, Iheringia, Zool., 97: 21–26, provided a record for the Serra do Caraça, southern end of the Serra do Espinhaço, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Eterovick and Sazima, 2004, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 105–106, provided a photograph and brief account. Oliveira, Nascimento, Eterovick, and Sazima, 2013, J. Herpetol., 47: 539–543, reported on larval morphology, advertisement call, and life history. In the Physalaemus cuvieri clade, Physalaemus gracilis 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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