Scythrophrys sawayae (Cochran, 1953)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Leptodactylidae > Subfamily: Paratelmatobiinae > Genus: Scythrophrys > Species: Scythrophrys sawayae

Zachaenus sawayae Cochran, 1953, Herpetologica, 8: 111. Holotype: USNM 125530, by original designation. Type locality: "Banhado, Parana", Brazil.

Scythrophrys sawayaeLynch, 1971, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 53: 162.

English Names

Banhado Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 84).

Sullen Toad (Moser and Lingnau, 2021, Salamandra, 57: 167). 


Serra do Mar in the states of Paraná and Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


 Lourenço, Garcia, and Recco-Pimentel, 2003, Ital. J. Zool., 70: 183–190, reported on karyotypic variation and similarity of one of these cytotypes to that found in Paratelmatobius poecilogaster.  Santos, Magalhães, Lyra, Zaher, Giasson, Garcia, Carnaval, and Haddad, 2020, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 148 (106819): 1–18, noted two cryptic species in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Moser and Lingnau, 2021, Salamandra, 57: 167–170, reported on vocalization. 

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