Leptodactylus jolyi Sazima and Bokermann, 1978

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Leptodactylidae > Subfamily: Leptodactylinae > Genus: Leptodactylus > Species: Leptodactylus jolyi

Leptodactylus jolyi Sazima and Bokermann, 1978, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 38: 902. Holotype: WCAB 47969, by original designation, now MZUSP 73726, by museum records. Type locality: "Campo Grande (900 m), Paranapicaba, São Paulo, Brasil".

English Names

Joly's Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 81).

Joly's Foam Frog (Eterovick and Sazima, 2004, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 91).


 Paranapiacaba region, State of São Paulo, and Serra Negra da Mantiqueira, Minas Gerais, Brazil. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


In the Leptodactylus gracilis group (=Leptodactylus fuscus group), according to the original publication. Canelas and Bertoluci, 2007, Iheringia, Zool., 97: 21-26, provided a record for the Serra do Caraça, southern end of the Serra do Espinhaço, Minas Gerais, Brazil. See comment under Leptodactylus sertanejo, which may be confused with this species for substantial portions of its stated range. Giaretta and Costa, 2007, Zootaxa, 1608: 1-10, discussed the species compared to its close relatives. Eterovick and Sazima, 2004, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 91-92, provided a photograph and brief account. In the Leptodactylus fuscus species group of de Sá, Grant, Camargo, Heyer, Ponssa, and Stanley, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 9(Spec. Issue 1): 1–123, and who provided a summary of relevant literature (adult and larval morphology, identification, advertisement call, and range) on pp. 35–36. Neves, Pereira Silva, Lima, Folly, Oliveira, Santana, and Feio, 2017, Herpetol. Notes, 10: 297–311, discussed call differences between typical Leptodactylus jolyi and a population found in the Serra Negra da Mantiqueira, Minas Gerais, Brazil, and discussed problems of identification relative to Leptodactylus sertanejoPezzuti, 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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