Phyllomedusa vaillantii Boulenger, 1882

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

Phyllomedusa vaillantii Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 427. Holotype: BMNH 1947. 2. 22. 34 (formerly according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 98. Type locality: "Santarem, [Pará,] Brazil".

Phyllomedusa perlata Boulenger, 1884 "1883", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1883: 638. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.25.82 (formerly according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 97. Type locality: "Yurimaguas, Huallaga River, [Loreto,] Northern Peru". Synonymy by Duellman, 1974, Herpetologica, 30: 109.

Phyllomedusa feltoni Shreve, 1935, Occas. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 8: 214. Holotype: MCZ 19941, by original designation. Type locality: "Sarayacu, [Pastaza Province,] Ecuador". Synonymy by Duellman, 1974, Herpetologica, 30: 109.

Phyllomedusa (Pithecopus) perlataLutz and Kloss, 1952, Mem. Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 50: 663.

Phyllomedusa blombergi Funkhouser, 1957, Occas. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Stanford Univ., 5: 41. Holotype: CAS-SU 13241, by original designation. Type locality: "Santa Rosa de Sucumbio, Río Rimi-Yacu, Departamento Putumayo, upper Amazon, Colombia". Synonymy by Duellman, 1974, Herpetologica, 30: 109.

Pithecopus vaillantiLutz, 1966, Copeia, 1966: 236.

English Names

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


Guianas and Amazon Basin from Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana, and northeastern Brazil to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and northern Bolivia; reported from Cerro Neblina, Amazonas, Venezuela.


See Duellman, 1974, Herpetologica, 30: 105–112 Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 22: 46–47, provided a brief account for the Iquitos region of northeastern Peru. Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 106–107, provided a brief account and photo. Barrio-Amorós, 1999 "1998", Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 18: 41, provided the Venezuelan record. Not assigned to species group by Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 117–118. Kok and Kalamandeen, 2008, Intr. Taxon. Amph. Kaieteur Natl. Park: 194–195, provided an account. See account for Surinam population by Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 212–215. See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 414, for brief account and records for Guyana. Barrio-Amorós, 2009, Mem. Fund. La Salle Cienc. Nat., 171: 19-46, reported on the biology and range of the species in Venezuela. Freitas, Farias, Oliveira e Sousa, Vieira, Moura, and Uhlig, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 457–459, provided a record for the state of Maranhão, Brazil. 

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