Dendropsophus leali (Bokermann, 1964)

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

Hyla leali Bokermann, 1964, Neotropica, 10: 3. Holotype: WCAB 10397, by original designation; now in MZUSP. Type locality: "Forte Principe [da Beira], Territorio Federal de Rondonia, Brasil".

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

English Names

None noted.


Rondonia, Brazil; Amazonas, Colombia and in intervening areas of Amazonian Peru and western Brazil—but see comment).


Köhler and Lötters, 2001, Stud. Neotrop. Fauna Environ., 36: 105, and Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 92, noted that this species is in the Dendropsophus microcephalus group and not in the Dendropsophus leucophyllatus group within which lies Hyla rossalleni with which this species has been confused. Duellman, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 27: 12, had regarded Hyla leali to be a junior synonym of Hyla rossalleni, although this was disputed by Heyer, 1977, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 31: 144. Suárez-Mayorga and Lynch, 2001, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 25: 411-420, provided the Colombia record. Köhler, Jungfer, and Reichle, 2005, J. Herpetol., 39: 48, noted that populations in southeastern Peru and northern Bolivia are intermediate in some ways with Dendropsophus riveroi.  Schulze, Jansen, and Köhler, 2015, Zootaxa, 4016: 23–24, characterized and pictured the larva. 

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