Hemiphractus helioi Sheil and Mendelson, 2001

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hemiphractidae > Subfamily: Hemiphractinae > Genus: Hemiphractus > Species: Hemiphractus helioi

Hemiphractus helioi Sheil and Mendelson, 2001, Herpetologica, 57: 190. Holotype: KU 163304, by original designation. Type locality: "Peru: Cuzco: Rio Cosñipata, 4 km SW Santa Isabel, 1700 m . . . . 13° 05′ S, 71° 18′ W".

English Names

None noted.


Upper Amazon Basin and lower Amazonian slopes of the Andes from Ecuador to southern Peru into adjacent Brazil (Acre); possibly to northern Bolivia (see comment).


Confused previously with Hemiphractus johnsoni according to the original publication. J. Köhler suggests (in litt.) that the record for northern Bolivia by Sheil and Mendelson, 2001, Herpetologica, 57: 190, is erroneous. Bernarde, Miranda, Albuquerque, and Turci, 2010, Check List, 6: 491-492, provided a record for Brazil and discussed the range.

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