Physalaemus obtectus Bokermann, 1966

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

Physalaemus obtectus Bokermann, 1966, Physis, Buenos Aires, 26: 197. Holotype: WCAB 20498, by original designation; now MZUSP. Type locality: "Refugio Sooretama, Linhares, Espírito Santo, Brasil".

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality (Refugio Sooretama, Linhares, Espírito Santo, Brazil).


Comparative morphology and advertisement call detailed in the original publication. In the Physalaemus signifer group of of Nascimento, Caramaschi, and Cruz, 2005, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 63: 308. 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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