Fritziana fissilis (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hemiphractidae > Subfamily: Hemiphractinae > Genus: Fritziana > Species: Fritziana fissilis

Coelonotus fissilis Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920, Rev. Mus. Paulista, São Paulo, 12: 324. Syntypes: MZUSP 30a-c; MZUSP 30A designated lectotype by Bokermann, 1950, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 9: 218. Type locality: "Serra do Macahé, Estado do Rio [de Janeiro]", Brazil. Given as "Serra de Macaé, Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro", Brazil by Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 28.

Nototheca fissilisBokermann, 1950, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 9: 218.

Flectonotus fissilisBokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 41; Weygoldt and Carvalho-e-Silva, 1991, Amphibia-Reptilia, 12: 67-80; by implication.

Fritziana fissilisDuellman and Gray, 1983, Herpetologica, 39: 333; Duellman, Jungfer, and Blackburn, 2011, Phyllomedusa, 10: 19.

English Names

Split-backed Frog (Cochran, 1961, Living Amph. World: 137; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 54).

Serra de Macae Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 52).


Mountains of southeastern Brazil (states of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul, and Espiritu Santo), 500–1800 m.


See account by Heyer, Rand, Cruz, Peixoto, and Nelson, 1990, Arq. Zool., São Paulo, 31: 252–253. Franz and Mello, 2015, Check List, 11 (Art. 1594): 1–4, reported Fritziana aff. fissilis from Rio Grande do Sul and discussed the taxonomic issue and range of the entire nominal species. 

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