Synapturanus ajuricaba Fouquet, Leblanc, Fabre, Rodrigues, Menin, Courtois, Dewynter, Hölting, Ernst, Peloso, and Kok, 2021

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Otophryninae > Genus: Synapturanus > Species: Synapturanus ajuricaba

Synapturanus ajuricaba Fouquet, Leblanc, Fabre, Rodrigues, Menin, Courtois, Dewynter, Hölting, Ernst, Peloso, and Kok, 2021, Zool. Anz., 293: 59. Holotype: INPA-H38464, by original designation. Type locality: "on the right bank of Trombetas River, Pará, Brazil (1.3818°S 56.8630°W, ~100 m elevation; . . .)."

English Names

None noted. 


Northeastern Amazonas to south-central Pará, Brazil. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


The original publication address osteology, external morphology, advertisement call, molecular markers, and natural history, and noted literature where this species had been confused with Synapturanus mirandaribeiroi and Synapturanus salseri. Referred to as Synapturanus sp. "Manaus" by Vacher, Chave, Ficetola, Sommeria-Klein, Tao, Thébaud, Blanc, Camacho, Cassimiro, Colston, Dewynter, Ernst, Gaucher, Gomes, Jairam, Kok, Lima, Martinez, Marty, Noonan, Nunes, Ouboter, Recoder, Rodrigues, Snyder, Marques-Souza, and Fouquet, 2020, J. Biogeograph., 47: 1781–1791, and Fouquet, Leblanc, Framit, Réjaud, Rodrigues, Castroviejo-Fisher, Peloso, Prates, Manzi, Suescun, Baroni, Moraes, Recoder, Marques-Souza, Vechio, Camacho, Ghellere, Rojas-Runjaic, Gagliardi-Urrutia, Carvalho, Gordo, Menin, Kok, Hrbek, Werneck, Crawford, Ron, Mueses-Cisneros, Rojas-Zamora, Pavan, Simões, Ernst, and Fabre, 2021, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 132: 236–256. Schiesari, Rossa-Feres, Menin, and Hödl, 2022, Zootaxa, 5223: 100–101, detailed larval and metamorph morphology and natural history.

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