Synapturanus mesomorphus 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 mesomorphus

Synapturanus mesomorphus Fouquet, Leblanc, Fabre, Rodrigues, Menin, Courtois, Dewynter, Hölting, Ernst, Peloso, and Kok, 2021, Zool. Anz., 293: 55.Holotype: MTD48012, by original designation. Type locality: "Iwokrama, Guyana (4.6713° N, 58.7751° W, ~160 m elevation; . . . )". 

English Names

None noted. 


Central and north-central Guyana into eastern Venezuela. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Guyana, Venezuela


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. "Guyana" 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.

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