Chiasmocleis ventrimaculata (Andersson, 1945)

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

Engystoma ventrimaculata Andersson, 1945, Ark. Zool., 37A(2): 2. Holotype: NHRM by original indication. Type locality: "Rio Pastaza", eastern Ecuador.

Chiasmocleis ventrimaculataDunn, 1949, Am. Mus. Novit., 1419: 1-21.

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

English Names

Dotted Humming Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 88).


Eastern Ecuador; Amazonian Peru; Cochabamba and Beni, Bolivia; western Brazil (Acre); adjacent Colombia (Amazonas).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


 Duellman, 1978, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 65: 189–190, provided a brief account including characterization of call. Bolivian range provided by De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 51. Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 22: 74, provided a brief account for the Iquitos region of northeastern Peru. Duellman, 2005, Cusco Amazonico: 295–297, provided an account (adult and larval morphology, description of the call, life history). See comment under Chiasmocleis shudikarensis. Peloso and Sturaro, 2008, Zootaxa, 1947: 40, noted that call differences exist among populations suggesting that more than one species may be covered by this name. Morales and McDiarmid, 2009, Biotempo, Lima, 9: 74, also noted call differences among populations that suggest species distinctions. Bernarde, Machado, and Turci, 2011, Biota Neotrop., 11: 117–144, reported specimens from Reserva Extrativista Riozinho da Liberdade, Acre, Brazil. In the Chiasmocleis ventrimaculata clade of Peloso, Sturaro, Forlani, Gaucher, Motta, and Wheeler, 2014, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 386: 20, and (pp. 59–63) provided an account. Gagliardi-Urrutia, García Dávila, Jaramillo-Martinez, Rojas-Padilla, Rios-Alva, Aguilar-Manihuari, Pérez-Peña, Castroviejo-Fisher, Simões, Estivals, Guillen Huaman, Castro Ruiz, Angulo Chávez, Mariac, Duponchelle, and Renno, 2022, Anf. Loreto: 166–167, provided a brief account, photograph, dot map, and genetic barcode for Loreto, Peru. Crnobrna, Santa-Cruz Farfan, Gallegos, López-Rojas, Llanqui, Panduro Pisco, and Kelsen Arbaiza, 2023, Check List, 19: 446, provided a record from Ucayali Department, central-eastern Peru. 

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