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).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: 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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