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Brazilian coastal tree frog (Dendropsophus decipiens)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Subfamily: Dendropsophinae
Genus: Dendropsophus
Fitzinger, 1843

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Dendropsophus is a genus of frogs in the family Hylidae. They live in Central and South America, from southern Mexico to northern Argentina and Uruguay. They are sometimes called Fitzinger neotropical treefrogs or yellow treefrogs[1]

For a while, scientists decided not to use this genus. In 2005, they started using it again after a large revision of the family Hylidae.[2] Some of the frogs that had been in Hyla were moved to Dendropsophus if they had 30 chromosomes.[1]

Species[change | change source]

Dendropsophus has these species in it:[1]

Binomial name and author Common name
D. acreanus (Bokermann, 1964) Acre tree frog
D. amicorum (Mijares-Urrutia, 1998) Socopo tree frog
D. anataliasiasi (Bokermann, 1972) Goias tree frog
D. anceps (Lutz, 1929) Estrella tree frog
D. aperomeus (Duellman, 1982) Balzapata tree frog
D. araguaya (Napoli & Caramaschi, 1998)
D. arndti (Jansen 2017)
D. battersbyi (Rivero, 1961) Battersby's tree frog
D. berthalutzae (Bokermann, 1962) Bertha's tree frog
D. bifurcus (Andersson, 1945) Upper Amazon tree frog
D. bilobatus (Ferrão, Moravec, Hanken & Lima, 2020)
D. bipunctatus (Spix, 1824) Two-spotted tree frog
D. bogerti (Cochran & Goin, 1970)
D. bokermanni (Goin, 1960) Bokermann's Tarauaca tree frog
D. branneri (Cochran, 1948)
D. brevifrons (Duellman & Crump, 1974) Crump tree frog
D. bromeliaceus Ferreira, Faivovich, Beard, and Pombal, 2015 Teresensis’ bromeliad treefrog
D. cachimbo (Napoli & Caramaschi, 1999)
D. carnifex (Duellman, 1969) Executioner tree frog
D. cerradensis (Napoli & Caramaschi, 1998)
D. coffeus (Köhler, Jungfer & Reichle, 2005)
D. columbianus (Boettger, 1892) Boettger's Colombian tree frog
D. counani Fouquet, Orrico, Ernst, Blanc, Martinez, Vacher, Rodrigues, Ouboter, Jairam, and Ron, 2015
D. cruzi (Pombal & Bastos, 1998)
D. decipiens (Lutz, 1925) Brazilian Coastal tree frog
D. delarivai (Köhler & Lötters, 2001)
D. dutrai (Gomes & Peixoto, 1996)
D. ebraccatus (Cope, 1874) Hourglass tree frog
D. elegans (Wied-Neuwied, 1824) Elegant forest tree frog
D. elianeae (Napoli & Caramaschi, 2000)
D. frosti (Motta et al., 2012)[3]
D. garagoensis (Kaplan, 1991) Garagoa tree frog
D. gaucheri (Lescure & Marty, 2000)
D. giesleri (Mertens, 1950) Giesler's tree frog
D. goughi (Boulenger, 1911)
D. grandisonae (Goin, 1966) Mazaruni tree frog
D. gryllatus (Duellman, 1973) Pacific Lowland tree frog
D. haddadi (Bastos & Pombal, 1996)
D. haraldschultzi (Bokermann, 1962) Harald's tree frog
D. jimi (Napoli & Caramaschi, 1999)
D. joannae (Köhler & Lötters, 2001)
D. juliani (Moravec, Aparicio & Köhler, 2006)
D. kamagarini (Rivadeneira, Venegas, and Ron, 2018)
D. koechlini (Duellman and Trueb, 1989) Koechlin's tree frog
D. kubricki (Rivadeneira, Venegas, and Ron, 2018)
D. leali (Bokermann, 1964)
D. leucophyllatus (Beireis, 1783) Bereis' tree frog
D. limai (Bokermann, 1962) Sao Vicente tree frog
D. luddeckei (Guarnizo, Escallón, Cannatella, and Amézquita, 2012)
D. luteoocellatus (Roux, 1927) El Mene tree frog
D. manonegra (Rivera-Correa and Orrico, 2013)
D. mapinguari Peloso, Orrico, Haddad, Lima, and Sturaro, 2016
D. marmoratus (Laurenti, 1768) Marbled tree frog
D. mathiassoni (Cochran & Goin, 1970) Mathiasson's tree frog
D. melanargyreus (Cope, 1887) Interior tree frog
D. meridensis (Rivero, 1961) Mérida tree frog
D. meridianus (Lutz, 1954)
D. microcephalus (Cope, 1886) Yellow tree frog
D. microps (Peters, 1872) Nova Friburgo tree frog
D. minimus (Ahl, 1933) Taperinha tree frog
D. minusculus (Rivero, 1971) Rivero's tiny tree frog
D. minutus (Peters, 1872) Lesser tree frog
D. miyatai (Vigle & Goberdhan-Vigle, 1990) Hosteria La Selva tree frog
D. molitor (Schmidt, 1857) Green dotted treefrog
D. nahdereri (Lutz & Bokermann, 1963) Estrada Saraiva tree frog
D. nanus (Boulenger, 1889) Dwarf tree frog
D. nekronastes (Dias, Haddad, Argôlo & Orrico, 2017)[4]
D. norandinus (Rivera-Correa and Gutiérrez-Cárdenas, 2012) North Andean tree frog
D. novaisi (Bokermann, 1968) Bokermann's tree frog
D. oliveirai (Bokermann, 1963) Xeric tree frog
D. ozzyi Orrico, Peloso, Sturaro, Silva, Neckel-Oliveira, Gordo, Faivovich, and Haddad, 2014
D. padreluna (Kaplan & Ruiz-Carranza, 1997)
D. parviceps (Boulenger, 1882) Sarayacu tree frog
D. pauiniensis (Heyer, 1977) Pauini tree frog
D. pelidna (Duellman, 1989) Betania tree frog
D. phlebodes (Stejneger, 1906) San Carlos tree frog
D. praestans (Duellman & Trueb, 1983) San Agustin tree frog
D. pseudomeridianus (Cruz, Caramaschi & Dias, 2000)
D. reichlei (Moravec, Aparicio, Guerrero-Reinhard, Calderon & Köhler, 2008)
D. reticulatus (Jiménez de la Espada, 1870) Reticulated tree frog
D. rhea (Napoli and Caramaschi, 1999)
D. rhodopeplus (Günther, 1858) Red-skirted tree frog
D. riveroi (Cochran & Goin, 1970) Rivero's Amazon tree frog
D. robertmertensi (Taylor, 1937) Mertens' yellow tree frog
D. rossalleni (Goin, 1959) Ross Allen's tree frog
D. rozenmani Jansen, Santana, Teixeira, and Köhler, 2019
D. rubicundulus (Reinhardt & Lütken, 1862) Lagoa Santa tree frog
D. ruschii (Weygoldt & Peixoto, 1987) Rusch's tree frog
D. salli (Jungfer, Reichle, and Piskurek, 2010)
D. sanborni (Schmidt, 1944) Sanborn's tree frog
D. sarayacuensis (Shreve, 1935) Shreve's Sarayacu tree frog
D. sartori (Smith, 1951) Taylor's yellow tree frog
D. schubarti (Bokermann, 1963) Schubart's Rondonia tree frog
D. seniculus (Cope, 1868) Corcovado tree frog
D. shiwiarum (Ortega-Andrade & Ron, 2013)[5]
D. soaresi (Caramaschi & Jim, 1983) Picos tree frog
D. stingi (Kaplan, 1994) Kaplan's Garagoa tree frog
D. studerae (Carvalho e Silva, de Carvalho e Silva & Izecksohn, 2003)
D. subocularis (Dunn, 1934) Rio Tuquesa tree frog
D. timbeba (Martins & Cardoso, 1987) Cardoso's tree frog
D. tintinnabulum (Melin, 1941) Rio Uaupes tree frog
D. triangulum (Günther, 1869) Triangle tree frog
D. tritaeniatus (Bokermann, 1965) Three-banded tree frog
D. virolinensis (Kaplan & Ruiz-Carranza, 1997)
D. walfordi (Bokermann, 1962)
D. werneri (Cochran, 1952) Bailey's tree frog
D. xapuriensis (Martins & Cardoso, 1987) Xapuri tree frog
D. yaracuyanus (Mijares-Urrutia & Rivero, 2000) Sierra de Aroa tree frog

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Dendropsophus Fitzinger, 1843". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  2. Faivovich, J.; Haddad, C.F.B.; Garcia, P.C.A.; Frost, D.R.; Campbell, J.A.; Wheeler, W.C., 2005: Systematic Review of the Frog Family Hylidae, with Special Reference to Hylinae: Phylogenetic Analysis and Taxonomic Revision. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, Num. 294, pp.1-240. [1] Archived 2007-02-21 at the Wayback Machine
  3. Motta, A., Castroviejo-Fisher, S., Venegas, P.J., Orrico, V.G.D., & Padial, J.M. (2012). "A new species of the Dendropsophus parviceps group from the western Amazon basin (Amphibia: Anura: Hylidae)." Zootaxa 3249: 18-30.
  4. Dias, Iuri Ribeiro; Haddad, Célio Fernando Baptista; Argôlo, Antônio Jorge Suzart; Orrico, Victor Goyannes Dill (2017-03-08). "The 100th: An appealing new species of Dendropsophus (Amphibia: Anura: Hylidae) from northeastern Brazil". PLOS ONE. 12 (3): e0171678. Bibcode:2017PLoSO..1271678D. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0171678. ISSN 1932-6203. PMC 5342187. PMID 28273092.
  5. Ortega-Andrade, H.M. & Ron, S.R. (2013). "A new species of small tree frog, genus Dendropsophus (Anura: Hylidae) from the eastern Amazon lowlands of Ecuador" Zootaxa 3652: 163-178.

Other websites[change | change source]

  • AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. 2008. Berkeley, California: Dendropsophus. AmphibiaWeb, available at (Accessed: Apr 28, 2008).