Sphaenorhynchus platycephalus (Werner, 1894)

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

Hylopsis platycephalus Werner, 1894, Zool. Anz., 17: 156. Holotype: Not stated; NHMW 33142 (formerly ZIUW 90), according to Häupl, Tiedemann, and Grillitsch, 1994, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 9: 26. KU 169753 designated neotype by Lynch, 1981, J. Herpetol., 15: 287; this being in error as the type still exists and is not a Centrolenella but a Sphaenorhynchus according to Harding, 1991, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 103: 413-418 (Neotype being an example of Centrolenella savagei). Type locality: "Süd-Amerika".

Sphaenorhynchus platycephalusHarding, 1991, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 103: 415.

English Names

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


South America, more specific localities unknown.


See discussion of the status of this species in Harding, 1991, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 103: 413-418. The designation of a neotype for this nominal species (Lynch, 1981, J. Herpetol., 15: 283-291) was in error; see Centrolenella savagei (Centrolenidae).

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