Dendropsophus parviceps (Boulenger, 1882)

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

Hyla parviceps Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 393. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.13.51 (formerly according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 93, this animal figured in the original publication on pl. 225, fig. 3. Type locality: "Sarayacu", Provincia Pastaza, Ecuador.

Dendropsophus parvicepsFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 93.

English Names

Sarayacu Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 57).


Amazon Basin in western Brazil, Venezuela (Guaiquinima-tepui, Amazonas and Caño Surumoni, Bolívar), Colombia, Ecuador, and northern Peru. See comment. 


See Duellman and Crump, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 23: 1-40. See Schlüter and Mägdefrau, 1991, Amphibia-Reptilia, 12: 217-219, for Venezuelan record. Barrio-Amorós, 1999 "1998", Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 18: 33, commented on the range in Venezuela. In the Dendropsophus parviceps group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 93. Santiago Ron (personal commun., 17 Jan 2014) reports Ecuadorian specimens in the QCAZ. Moraes, Almeida, Fraga, Rojas-Zamora, Pirani, Silva, Carvalho, Gordo, and Werneck, 2017, ZooKeys, 715: 103–159, reported on specimens from the Serra da Mocidade, state of Roraima, northern Brazil.  This species was redelimited by the exclusion of Dendropsophus kubrincki and Dendropsophus kamagarini by Rivadeneira, Venegas, and Ron, 2018, ZooKeys, 726: 25–77, who revised the Dendropsophus parviceps complex and reviewed this species but did not address the Venezuelan records.  


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