Chiasmocleis albopunctata (Boettger, 1885)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Gastrophryninae > Genus: Chiasmocleis > Species: Chiasmocleis albopunctata

Engystoma albopunctatum Boettger, 1885, Z. Naturwiss., Halle, 58: 240. Type(s): Not stated; holotype is ZMB 10588 according to Bauer, Günther, and Robeck, 1996, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 72: 263. Type locality: "Paraguay, Amer. merid".

Chiasmocleis albopunctataMéhely, 1904, Ann. Hist. Nat. Mus. Natl. Hungarici, 2: 210; Nieden, 1926, Das Tierreich, 49: 72; Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 119.

Gastrophryne albopunctataStejneger, 1910, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 23: 166.

Chiasmocleis bicegoi Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920, Rev. Mus. Paulista, São Paulo, 12: 286. Holotype: MZUSP 924 (formerly 595), according to XXX. Type locality: "Os Perús, S[ão]. Paulo", Brazil. Synonymy by Cruz, Caramaschi, and Izecksohn, 1997, Alytes, 15: 49-71.

English Names

White-spotted Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis albopunctata: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 88).

Cecilia Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis bicegoi [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 88).


Eastern Bolivia, Paraguay, and Brazil (Goiás, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, and São Paulo).


See comment under Chiasmocleis centralis. See account by Cochran, 1955 "1954", Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 206: 362-363. Redescribed and accounts provided by Caramaschi and Cruz, 1997, Herpetologica, 53: 259-268, and Cruz, Caramaschi, and Izecksohn, 1997, Alytes, 15: 49-71. Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 145, provided a brief account. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 21-22, briefly discussed the range in Paraguay. Brusquetti and Netto, 2008, Herpetol. Rev., 39: 362, provided a new record for Paraguay and discused the range. Silva, Prado, Vasconcelos, Santos, and Rossa-Feres, 2009, Check List, 5: 314-316, mapped the range in Brazil, provided additional localities, and provided a photograph. Jansen, Bloch, Schulze, and Pfenninger, 2011, Zool. Scripta, 40: 567-583, reported on genetic variation in Bolivia. Peloso, Sturaro, Forlani, Gaucher, Motta, and Wheeler, 2014, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 386: 26–30, provided an account and placed this in their Chiasmocleis albopunctata clade. Schulze, Jansen, and Köhler, 2015, Zootaxa, 4016: 82–84, described, diagnosed, and pictured the larva.  

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