Dendropsophus marmoratus (Laurenti, 1768)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Dendropsophinae > Genus: Dendropsophus > Species: Dendropsophus marmoratus

Bufo marmoratus Laurenti, 1768, Spec. Med. Exhib. Synops. Rept.: 29. Type(s): By indication frog(s) illustrated as Rana surinamensis by Seba, 1734, Locuplet. Rer. Nat. Thesaur. Descript. Icon. Exp. Univ. Phys. Hist., 1: pl. 71, figs. 4, 5. Type locality: "Surinami".

Buffo marmoratusLacépède, 1788, Hist. Nat. Quadrup. Ovip. Serpens, 16mo ed., 2: 375, 461. Lacépède, 1788, Hist. Nat. Quadrup. Ovip. Serpens, Quarto ed., 1: table after page 618, and referencing account on page 607. Rejected as a nonbinominal work by Opinion 2104, Anonymous, 2005, Bull. Zool. Nomencl., 62: 55.

Hyla marmorataDaudin, 1800, Hist. Nat. Quad. Ovip., Livr. 2: 23. Latreille in Sonnini de Manoncourt and Latreille, 1801 "An. X", Hist. Nat. Rept., 2: 184; Daudin, 1802 "An. XI", Hist. Nat. Rain. Gren. Crap., Quarto: 34.

Calamita marmoratusMerrem, 1820, Tent. Syst. Amph.: 174.

Lophopus marmoratusTschudi, 1838, Classif. Batr.: 73.

Hyla (Lophopus) marmorataFitzinger, 1843, Syst. Rept.: 30.

Hyla marmorata marmorataRivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 126.

Quinzhyla marmorataBauer, 2005, in Ananjeva and Tsinenko (eds.), Herpetol. Petropolitana: 15.

Dendropsophus marmoratusFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 91.

English Names

Marbled Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 56).

Marbled Toad (Lacépède, 1802, Nat. Hist. Ovip. Quadruped. (Kerr transl.): 318).


Amazon Basin in Brazil (Acre, Rondônia, Pará, and Mato Grosso), Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia; southern Venezuela through Guyana, Surinam, and to French Guiana. 


For account see Bokermann, 1964, Senckenb. Biol., 45: 243–254. Duellman, 1978, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 65: 154–155, provided a brief account including characterization of call and tadpole. Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 146–147, provided a brief account and photo. First record for Bolivia by Köhler, 1995, Herpetofauna, Weinstadt, 17: 6. In the Dendropsophus marmoratus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 91. Kok and Kalamandeen, 2008, Intr. Taxon. Amph. Kaieteur Natl. Park: 159–160, provided an account. Gomes and Peixoto, 2009, Herpetol. Rev., 40: 445, provided a record from Mato Grosso, Brazil, and commented on the Brazilian component of the range. See account for Surinam population by Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 118–119. See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 400–401, for brief account and records for Guyana. Melo-Sampaio and Souza, 2015, Check List, 11 (Art. 1681): 1–6, provided records from Acre, Brazil.  Teixeira, Seger, Targueta, Orrico, and Lourenço, 2016, Comp. Cytogenet., 10: 753–767, reported on the karyotype as compared to other members of the Dendropsophus marmoratus group.  Zimmerman, 1983, Herpetologica, 39: 235–246, reported on advertisement call, as Hyla marmorata. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 74, for comments on range, systematics, and literature. Señaris and Rojas-Runjaic, 2020, in Rull and Carnaval (eds.), Neotrop. Divers. Patterns Process.: 571–632, commented on range and conservation status in the Venezuelan Guayana. See brief account for the Manu region, Peru, by Villacampa-Ortega, Serrano-Rojas, and Whitworth, 2017, Amph. Manu Learning Cent.: 138–139.  

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