Physalaemus maculiventris (Lutz, 1925)

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

Eupemphix maculiventris Lutz, 1925, C. R. Mém. Hebd. Séances Soc. Biol. Filial., Paris, 93 (1925, vol. 2): 138. Syntypes: Not stated; by museum records including UMMZ 92444 (formerly USNM 96844), USNM 96841 (now at MNRJ), and USNM 96837-39, 96840, 96842-43 (according to Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 49). Type locality: "montagnes, près de Santos", São Paulo, Brazil. Bokermann, 1962, An. Acad. Brasil. Cienc., 34: 565, noted that the type locality was more precisely the "(. . . Alto da Serra de Cubatão, atualmente, a estação de Paranapiacaba, na Estrada de Ferro Santos a Jundiaí), Estado de São Paulo, Brasil".

Physalaemus maculiventrisLutz, 1951, Mem. Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 49: 669-683. Bokermann, 1962, An. Acad. Brasil. Cienc., 34: 565.

English Names

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


Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo to Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


In the Physalaemus signifer group of of Nascimento, Caramaschi, and Cruz, 2005, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 63: 308. See accounts by Lutz, 1951, Mem. Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 49: 669-683, and Heyer, Rand, Cruz, Peixoto, and Nelson, 1990, Arq. Zool., São Paulo, 31: 315-316 (who also detailed the advertisement call). Removed from the synonymy of Physalaemus signifer by Bokermann, 1962, An. Acad. Brasil. Cienc., 34: 563-568, where it had been placed by Cochran, 1955 "1954", Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 206: 351. Weber, Gonzaga, and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2006 "2005", Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 63: 678, provided a sonogram of the advertisement call. In the Physalaemus signifer 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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