Paratelmatobius lutzii Lutz and Carvalho, 1958

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Leptodactylidae > Subfamily: Paratelmatobiinae > Genus: Paratelmatobius > Species: Paratelmatobius lutzii

Paratelmatobius lutzii Lutz and Carvalho, 1958, Mem. Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 56: 241. Holotype: MNRJ 2180, by original designation. Type locality: "Brejo da Lapa, Alto Itatiaia, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, lat. 22° 24′ 48″ S. long, 44° 55′ 00″ W. Greenwich, alt. 2.100 m.", Brazil. Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 80, noted that the types were obtained "entre 9 e 11 da estrada de rodagem que vai ter as Agulhas Negras, a cerca de 2.200 metros de altitude".

English Names

Lutz's Rapids Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 82).


Known only from the type locality in the Alto do Itatiaia, in the Serra da Mantiqueira, State of Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil. See comment. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


 Pombal and Haddad, 1999, Copeia, 1999: 1014–1026, noted that this species has not been seen since 1978, 

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