Phyllomedusa burmeisteri Boulenger, 1882

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Phyllomedusidae > Genus: Phyllomedusa > Species: Phyllomedusa burmeisteri

Phyllomedusa burmeisteri Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 428. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.22.23-25 (formerly 42.6.26), 1947.2.22.20-21 (formerly, 1947.2.22.17 (formerly 1947.2.22.18 (formerly, 1947.2.22.22 (formerly, 1947.2.22.19 (formerly 1937.7.29.44) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 97; BMNH 1947. 2. 22. 22 designated lectotype by Funkhouser, 1957, Occas. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Stanford Univ., 5: 56. Type locality: "Rio Janeiro", "Brazil", and "Oran Salta, Buenos Ayres"; restricted to "the city of Rio de Janeiro, specifically the Tijuca", Brazil, by Funkhouser, 1957, Occas. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Stanford Univ., 5: 56.

Phyllomedusa (Pithecopus) burmeisteriLutz, 1950, Mem. Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 48: 619.

Pithecopus burmeisteri burmeisteriLutz, 1966, Copeia, 1966: 236.

English Names

Burmeister's Frog (Cochran, 1961, Living Amph. World: 121).

Common Walking Leaf Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 62).


Eastern Brazil.


See Pombal and Haddad, 1992, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 52: 217-229. Izecksohn and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2001, Anf. Municipio Rio de Janeiro: 67, provided a brief account and photo (as including Phyllomedusa bahiana). In the Phyllomedusa burmeisteri group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 117, and Faivovich, Haddad, Baêta, Jungfer, Álvares, Brandão, Sheil, Barrientos, Barrio-Amorós, Cruz, and Wheeler, 2010, Cladistics, 26: 259. Canelas and Bertoluci, 2007, Iheringia, Zool., 97: 21-26, provided a record for the Serra do Caraça, southern end of the Serra do Espinhaço, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

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