Phyllomedusa bahiana Lutz, 1925

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Phyllomedusidae > Genus: Phyllomedusa > Species: Phyllomedusa bahiana

Phyllomedusa bahiana Lutz, 1925, C. R. Mém. Hebd. Séances Soc. Biol. Filial., Paris, 93 (1925, vol. 2): 139. Holotype: Not stated, by museum records AL-MNRJ 768, according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 158. Type locality: "Bahia", Brazil; given as "Salvador, Bahia", Brazil, by Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 82.

Pithecopus burmeisteri bahianaLutz, 1966, Copeia, 1966: 236.

Pithecopus bahianaLaurent, 1967, Acta Zool. Lilloana, 22: 232.

Phyllomedusa burmeisteri bahianaPombal and Haddad, 1992, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 52: 217–229.

Phyllomedusa bahianaSilva and Juncá, 2006, Zootaxa, 1113: 51.

English Names

None noted. 


Northeastern Brazil south to southeastern Bahia. 


Considered a subspecies of Phyllomedusa burmeisteri by Pombal and Haddad, 1992, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 52: 217-229, on the basis of continuous variation in color pattern, but subsequently distinguished as a species by Silva and Juncá, 2006, Zootaxa, 1113: 51-64, on the basis of call and larval differences. In the Phyllomedusa burmeisteri group of Faivovich, Haddad, Baêta, Jungfer, Álvares, Brandão, Sheil, Barrientos, Barrio-Amorós, Cruz, and Wheeler, 2010, Cladistics, 26: 259. Santos-Silva and Ferrari, 2012, Herpetol. Rev., 43: 300-301, provided a range extension in northeastern Bahia, Brazil, and commented on the range. Andrade, Haga, Carvalho, Martins, and Giaretta, 2018, Phyllomedusa, 17: 39–59, could not distinguish this species from Phyllomedusa burmeisteri on the basis of morphometrics or acoustic parameters but did not suggest a taxonomic change. Juncá, 2006, Biota Neotrop., 6: 1–17, briefly summarized the presence of this species in the Serra da Jibóia region, Bahia, Brazil, and its habitat.  

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