Sphaenorhynchus orophilus (Lutz and Lutz, 1938)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Scinaxinae > Genus: Sphaenorhynchus > Species: Sphaenorhynchus orophilus

Hyla (Sphoenohyla) orophila Lutz and Lutz, 1938, An. Acad. Brasil. Cienc., 10: 178. Holotype: AL-MNRJ 3309, by original designation. Type locality: "Serra do Mar, 4 km. outside Petropolis, in canal leading to the dam at Quitandinha", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Hyla aurantiaca orophilaCochran, 1955 "1954", Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 206: 184.

Sphoenohyla orophilaGoin, 1957, Caldasia, 8: 22.

Dryomelictes orophilaGoin, 1961, Ann. Carnegie Mus., 36: 9.

Hyla orophilaKenny, 1969, Stud. Fauna Curaçao and other Caribb. Is., 29: 50. Apparently based on misidentified specimens from Trinidad.

Sphaenorhynchus orophilusRivero, 1969, Copeia, 1969: 702.

English Names

Lutz's Lime Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 65).


Serra do Mar and Serra da Mantiqueira in the states of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Minas Gerais States, in southeastern Brazil, above 1,000 m elevation


See account by Heyer, Rand, Cruz, Peixoto, and Nelson, 1990, Arq. Zool., São Paulo, 31: 286-287. Cruz, Feio, and Caramaschi, 2009, Anf. Ibitipoca: 110-111, provided photographs and a brief account for Parque Estadual do Ibitipoca, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

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