Callimedusa tomopterna (Cope, 1868)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Phyllomedusidae > Genus: Callimedusa > Species: Callimedusa tomopterna

Pithecopus tomopternus Cope, 1868, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 20: 112. Syntypes: Smithsonian Museum (USNM) 6651 (2 specimens), now lost, according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 164. Type locality: "Río Napo, or Upper Amazon, below the mouth of the former", Departamento Loreto, Peru.

Phyllomedusa tomopternaBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 430; Funkhouser, 1957, Occas. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Stanford Univ., 5: 25.

Phyllomedusa (Pithecopus) tomopternaLutz, 1950, Mem. Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 48: 603.

Pithecopus tomopternaLutz, 1950, Mem. Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 48: 603, 619; Lutz, 1966, Copeia, 1966: 236.

Callimedusa tomopterna — Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 33. 

English Names

Tiger-striped Leaf Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 62).


Upper Amazon Basin in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia; and Guianan region from southeastern Venezuela to French Guiana; Brazilian Amazonia.


See account by Duellman, 1974, Herpetologica, 30: 105-114 Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 22: 46, provided a brief account for the Iquitos region of northeastern Peru as Phyllomedusa tomopternaLescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 104-105, provided a brief account and photo. Barrio-Amorós, 1999 "1998", Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 18: 40, commented on the Venezuelan localities. Not assigned to species group by Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 117-118. See account for Surinam population by Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 210-211. Barrio-Amorós, 2009, Mem. Fund. La Salle Cienc. Nat., 171: 19-46, reported on the biology and range in Venezuela. Ron, Almendáriz C., and Cannatella, 2013, Zootaxa, 3741: 289–294, moved the species into the Phyllomedusa perinosus group on the basis of molecular evidence. 

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