Paratelmatobius poecilogaster Giaretta and Castanho, 1990

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

Paratelmatobius poecilogaster Giaretta and Castanho, 1990, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 37: 133. Holotype: MZUSP 65372, by original designation. Type locality: "Paranapiacaba (aproximadamente 23° 47′ S, 46° 18′ W, 850 m de altitude)", municipality of Santo André, state of São Paulo, Brazil.

English Names

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


Known from the type locality (Paranapiacaba), as well as Boracéia and Salesópolis, Serra do Mar range, state of São Paulo, Brazil). See comment. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


The original publication included description of external adult and larval morphology. Santos, Magalhães, Lyra, Zaher, Giasson, Garcia, Carnaval, and Haddad, 2020, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 148 (106819): 1–18, noted three cryptic species in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. 

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