Chiasmocleis alagoana Cruz, Caramaschi, and Freire, 1999

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Gastrophryninae > Genus: Chiasmocleis > Species: Chiasmocleis alagoana

Chiasmocleis alagoanus Cruz, Caramaschi, and Freire, 1999, J. Zool., London, 249: 123. Holotype: MNRJ 21856, by original designation. Type locality: "Mata do Catolé, Municipality of Maceió (09° 40′ S, 35° 43′ W), State of Alagoas, Brazil".

Chiasmocleis alagoanaCanedo, Dixo, and Pombal, 2004, Herpetologica, 60: 495. Correction of gender.

Chiasmocleis (Chiasmocleis) alagoana — de Sá, Tonini, van Huss, Long, Cuddy, Forlani, Peloso, Zaher, and Haddad, 2018 "2019", Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 130: 203. 

English Names

None noted.


Found in remnants of the Atlantic rainforest in Alagoas, Paraíba, and Pernambuco, northeastern Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


Most closely related to Chiasmocleis atlantica, Chiasmocleis carvalhoi, and Chiasmocleis schubarti according to the original publication. Santos and Amorim, 2010, Herpetol. Rev., 41: 103, provided a record for Pernambuco, Brazil, and discussed the range. In the Chiasmocleis albopunctata clade of Peloso, Sturaro, Forlani, Gaucher, Motta, and Wheeler, 2014, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 386: 20. Dubeux, Silva, Nascimento, Gonçalves, and Mott, 2019, Rev. Nordestina Zool., 12: 18–52, summarized the literature on larval morphology. See Dubeux, Nascimento, Lima, Magalhães, Silva, Gonçalves, Almeida, Correia, Garda, Mesquita, Rossa-Feres, and Mott, 2020, Biota Neotrop., 20 (2: e20180718): 1–24, for characterization and identification of larvae north of the Rio São Francisco in the Atlantic Forest of northeastern Brazil. Dubeux, Gonçalves, Ramos, Melo, Silva, and Mott, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 997–1002, provided a record for Pedra Talhada Biological Reseerve, Quebrangulo Municipality, Alagoas, Brazil, and commented on natural history and range. Reported from the Environmental Protection Area of Catolé and Fernão Velho, Alagoas, Brazil, by Dubeux, Nascimento, Gonçalves, and Mott, 2021, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 61 (e20216176): 1–10, who provided a key to the frogs of that region.     

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