Physalaemus kroyeri (Reinhardt and Lütken, 1862)

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

Gomphobates kröyeri Reinhardt and Lütken, 1862 "1861", Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., Ser. 2, 3: 176. Type(s): ZMUC, by original designation. Type locality: "Cachoeiro [= Cachoeira da São Félix] ved Floden Paraguacu, 18 portugisiske Miil Bahia", Brazil.

Paludicola kröyeriBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 235.

Physalaemus kröyeriBokermann, 1966, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 26: 253–259; Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 42.

Physalaemus kroeyeriLynch, 1971, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 53: 182. Unjustified emendation.

Physalaemus kroyeri — Cannatella, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 253. Mandatory emendation.

English Names

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


Northern Minas Gerais and central Bahia north to Piauí and Paraíba, Brazil.

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. Considered by Nieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 505, to be a junior synonym of Physalaemus signifera, and a junior synonym of Physalaemus cuvieri by Parker, 1927, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 20: 461, it was resurrected by Bokermann, 1966, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 26: 253–259. Annunziata, Castro, Fontenele, and Cisne, 2009, Herpetol. Rev., 40: 362, provided a record for Piauí, Brazil, and commented on the range. Gally and Zina, 2013, J. Nat. Hist., London, 47: 1627–1644, reported on vocalizations and reproductive behavior. In the Physalaemus cuvieri clade, Physalaemus cuvieri 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. 

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