Dendropsophus bipunctatus (Spix, 1824)

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

Hyla bipunctata Spix, 1824, Animal. Nova Spec. Nov. Test. Ran. Brasil.: 36. Type(s): Not designated but including animal figured in pl. 9, fig. 3, of the original publication; syntypes in ZSM including ZSM 2497/0 (2 specimens), lost, according to Hoogmoed and Gruber, 1983, Spixiana, München, Suppl., 9: 368, and confirmed by Glaw and Franzen, 2006, Spixiana, München, 29: 166. Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 37, reported 4 syntypes in error. Type locality: "Provincia Bahiae", Brazil.

Scinax bipunctatusWagler, 1830, Nat. Syst. Amph.: 201, by implication.

Hyla capistrata Reuss, 1833, Mus. Senckenb., 1: 58. Holotype: Animal figured in plate 3, figure 4, in the original publication, presumably originally deposited in the SMF. Type locality: "Brasilien". Tentatively considered synonymous by Duméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 565. Synonymy of Peters, 1872, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1872: 214.

Hyla pumila Duméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 565. Holotype: MNHNP 4802 according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 23. Type locality: "Brésil". Considered possibly synonymous with Hyla bipunctata Spix, and Hyla capistrata Reuss, in the original publication, and by Peters, 1872, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1872: 212.

Hylella tenera Reinhardt and Lütken, 1862 "1861", Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., Ser. 2, 3: 200. Holotype: ZMUC 1438, according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 38. Type locality: "Lagoa Santa", Minas Gerais, Brazil (in error according to Bokermann, 1968, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 28: 328, who also made the synonymy.

Scinax bipunctataPeters, 1872, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1872: 214.

Hyla teneraNieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 287.

Hyla bipunctata bipunctataCochran, 1955 "1954", Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 206: 101.

Dendropsophus bipunctatusFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 92.

English Names

Two-spotted Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 54).

Distribution

Coastal region of eastern Brazil from eastern Bahia to extreme western Rio de Janeiro and eastern Minas Gerais.

Comment

Izecksohn and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2001, Anf. Municipio Rio de Janeiro: 46, provided a brief account and photo. In the Dendropsophus microcephalus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 91-92. Pereira, Neves, Hote, Santana, and Feio, 2016, Check List, 12(5: 1977): 1–13, mapped the known range. 

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