Trachycephalus imitatrix (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Lophyohylinae > Genus: Trachycephalus > Species: Trachycephalus imitatrix

Hyla imitatrix Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 27: 77. Syntypes: MNRJ 154 (2 specimens), according to Miranda-Ribeiro, 1955, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 42: 411, who considered one specimen the holotype and the other the allotype, a lectotype designation by implication. Type locality: "Therezopolis [= Teresópolis], Serra dos Orgãos", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Phrynohyas imitatrixBokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 52.

Trachycephalus imitatrixFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 111.

English Names

Rio Golden-eyed Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 61).


States of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Lavilla and Cei, 2001, Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 28: 51, commented on the Argentine record. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 27, suggested that this species likely occurs in Paraguay. Kwet and Solé, 2008, Zootaxa, 1947: 54, noted that previous records from Paraguay and Argentina probably refer to Trachycephalus dibernardoi. See comment under Trachycephalus dibernardoi which was previously confused with this species.

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