Osteocephalus vilarsi (Melin, 1941)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Lophyohylinae > Genus: Osteocephalus > Species: Osteocephalus vilarsi

Hyla (Trachycephalus) vilarsi Melin, 1941, Göteborgs K. Vetensk. Vitterh. Samh. Handl., Ser. B, 1: 40. Holotype: NHMG 488, according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 150. Type locality: "Taracuá, Rio Uaupés, [Amazonas,] Brazil".

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the type locality in extreme northwestern Brazil Taracuá, Amazonas) near the Colombia border.


See account by Jungfer, 2010, Zootaxa, 2407: 41-44, who removed this species from the synonymy of Osteocephalus taurinus, where it had been placed by Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 64. Tentatively included in the Osteocephalus taurinus species group of Jungfer, Faivovich, Padial, Castroviejo-Fisher, Lyra, Berneck, Iglesias, Kok, MacCulloch, Rodrigues, Verdade, Torres-Gastello, Chaparro, Valdujo, Reichle, Moravec, Gvoždík, Gagliardi-Urrutia, Ernst, De la Riva, Means, Lima, Señaris, Wheeler, and Haddad, 2013, Zool. Scripta, 42: 351-380. 

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