Phyllodytes Wagler, 1830

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Lophyohylinae > Genus: Phyllodytes
13 species

Phyllodytes Wagler, 1830, Nat. Syst. Amph.: 202. Type species: Hyla luteola Wied-Neuwied, 1824, by monotypy.

Amphodus Peters, 1873 "1872", Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1872: 768. Type species: Amphodus wuchereri Peters, 1872, by original designation. Synonymy by Bokermann, 1966, An. Acad. Brasil. Cienc., 38: 355-344.

Lophyohyla Miranda-Ribeiro, 1923, Bol. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 1: 5. Type species: Lophyohyla piperata Miranda-Ribeiro, 1923, by original designation. Synonymy with Amphodus by Goin, 1961, Ann. Carnegie Mus., 36: 7.

LophiohylaMiranda-Ribeiro, 1926, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 27: 64. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

English Names

Heart-tongued Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 61).


Eastern Brazil.


The most recent review of the genus was by Bokermann, 1966, An. Acad. Brasil. Cienc., 38: 335-344. Caramaschi, Peixoto, and Rodrigues, 2004, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 62: 185–191, proposed the species groups. In Lophyohylini of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 107-108, who recognized three species groups, and one species unnassigned to group. Jowers, Downieb, and Cohen, 2009, Stud. Neotrop. Fauna Environ., 43: 181-188, suggested that Phyllodytes (sensu lato) is polyphyletic and erected Phytotriades to remedy the situation. See comment under Phytotriades. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, in their study of Genbank sequences, but seemingly excluding the rhodopsin data from Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294, suggested that Phyllodytes is more closely related to to a clade composed of Osteopilus, Tepuihyla, and Osteocephalus, than to Phytotriades (their Phyllodytes auratus), which they considered to be the sister taxon of Itapotihyla.

Contained taxa (13 sp.):

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