Physalaemus orophilus Cassini, Cruz, and Caramaschi, 2010

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

Physalaemus orophilus Cassini, Cruz, and Caramaschi, 2010, Zootaxa, 2491: 25. Holotype: MNRJ 55097, by original designation. Type locality: " Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural da Serra do Caraça (20°05′56″S, 43°29′15″W; elevation 1300 m), municipalityof Catas Altas, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil ".

English Names

None noted.


Municipalities of Mariana, Caeté, Catas Altas, Barão de Cocais, Guanhães, Peçanha, and Santa Bárbara, in the Espinhaço mountain range in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


Confused with Physalaemus olfersi prior to its naming according to the original publication. Pezzuti, Leite, Silva, Lourenço, and Baêta, 2019, Zootaxa, 4629: 141–145, reported on larval morphology. Hepp and Pombal, 2020, Zootaxa, 4725: 1–106, discussed this species as part of a genus-wide discussion of bioacoustical traits among the species. Pezzuti, Leite, Rossa-Feres, and Garcia, 2021, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 22 (Special Issue): 1–109, described and discussed larval morphology and natural history. 

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