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LIST OF AMPHIBIANS OF FRENCH GUIANA

updated 2017-05-27
Note on the update: I added Hypsiboas diabolicus + the reference to the description of this species (Fouquet et al., 2016), and modified the taxonomy of Phyllomedusidae according to Duellman et al. 2016.


French Guiana houses 108 nominal species of anurans and 9 species of gymnophionas. I present on this page the list of the  species that are currently known to occur in this country. This list was made out of the following reference:

Boistel, R., Massary, J.-C. de and Angulo, A. (2006). Description of a new species of the genus Adenomera (Amphibia, Anura, Leptodactylidae) from French Guiana.  Acta herpetologica, 1: 1-14.

Castroviejo-Fisher, S., Vilà, C., Ayarzagüena, J., Blanc, M. and Ernst, R. (2011). Species diversity of Hyalinobatrachium glassfrogs (Amphibia: Centrolenidae) from the Guiana Shield, with the description of two new species. Zootaxa, 3132: 1-55.

Fouquet, A., Gaucher, P., Blanc, M. and Velez-Rodriguez, C.M. (2007). Description of two new species of Rhinella (Anura: Bufonidae) from the lowlands of the Guiana shield. Zootaxa 1663: 17-32. - click for pdf

Fouquet, A., Dewynter, M., Gaucher, P., Blanc, M., Marty, C., Rodrigues, M.T. and Ernst, R. (2011). New records and geographic distribution map of Adenomera heyeri Boistel, de Massary and Angulo, 2006 (Anura: Leptodactylidae). Check List 7(5): 601-605. - click for pdf

Heyer, W.R. and de Sá, R.O. (2011). Variaton, systematics, and relationships of the Leptodactylus bolivianus complex (Amphibia: Anura: Leptodactylidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 635: 1-58.

Lescure, J. and Marty, C. (2000). Atlas des Amphibiens de Guyane. Patrimoines naturels 45, MNHN, Paris,
390 p.

Marty, C., Lebailly, M., Gaucher, P., Tostain, O., Dewynter, M., Blanc, M. and Fouquet, A. (2013). Report on the occurrence of Dendropsophus leali (Bokermann, 1964) (Anura; Hylidae) in French Guiana. Bulletin de la Société Herpétologique de France, 148 : 419-424.

Peloso, P.L.V., Sturaro, M.J., Forlani, M.C., Gaucher, P., Motta, A.P. and Wheeler, W.C. (2014). Phylogeny, taxonomic revision, and character evolution of the genera Chiasmocleis and Syncope (Anura, Microhylidae) in Amazonia, with descriptions of three new species. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 386: 1-112.

The taxonomy and nomenclature of Neotropical amphibians have changed in the last few years (in comparison with the list provided by Lescure & Marty 2000 for example). The checklist I give on this page takes into account these taxonomic changes. Still, the taxonomic situation of some amphibians of French Guiana is sometimes not yet resolved, and would need further studies.


Here is a list of references that I used for taxonomic updating:

Brown, J.L., Twomey, E., Amézquita, A., Barbosa de Souza, M., Caldwell, J.P., Lötters, S., Von May, R., Melo-Sampaio, P.R., Mejía-Vargas, D., Perez-Peña, P., Pepper, M., Poelman, E.H., Sanchez-Rodriguez, M. and Summers, K. (2011). A taxonomic revision of the Neotropical poison frog genus Ranitomeya (Amphibia: Dendrobatidae). Zootaxa 3083: 1-120.

de Sa, R.O., Streicher, J.W., Sekonyela, R., Forlani, M.C., Loader, S.P., Greenbaum, E., Richards, S. and Haddad, C.F. (2012). Molecular phylogeny of microhylid frogs (Anura: Microhylidae) with emphasis on relationships among New World genera. BMC Evolutionary Biology 12 (1): 241. - click for pdf

Duellman, W.E., Marion, A.B. and Hedges, B. (2016). Phylogenetics, classification, and biogeography of the treefrogs (Amphibia: Anura: Arboranae). Zootaxa, 4104 (1): 1-109.

Faivovich, J., Haddad, C.F.B., Garcia, P.C.A., Frost, D.R., Campbell, J.A. and Wheeler, W.C. (2005). Systematic review of the frog family Hylidae, with special reference to Hylinae: phylogenetic analysis and taxonomic revision. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 1-240.
- click for pdf

Fouquet, A., Dubut, V., Hataway, R.A., Scotti-Saintagne, C., Scotti, I. and Noonan, B.P. (2009). Isolation and characterisation of 19 microsatellite loci from the Amazonian frog Adenomera andreae (Amphibia: Anura: Leptodactylidae). Conservation Genetics Resources 1(1): 217-220.

Fouquet, A., Recoder, R., Teixeira, M., Cassimiro Da Silva, J., Amaro, R.C; Camacho Guerrero, A., Damasceno, R., Carnaval, A.C., Moritz, C. and Rodrigues, M.T. (2012). Amazonella Fouquet et al., 2012 (Anura: Bufonidae) junior homonym of Amazonella Lundblad, 1931 (Acari:Unionicolidae): proposed replacement by Amazophrynella nom. nov. Zootaxa 3244: 68.

Fouquet, A., Recoder R., Teixeira M., Cassimiro Da Silva J., Amaro R.C; Camacho Guerrero A., Damasceno R., Carnaval A.C., Moritz C. & Rodrigues M.T. (2012). Molecular phylogeny and morphometric analyses reveal deep divergence between Amazonia and Atlantic Forest species of Dendrophryniscus. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution,62: 826–838.

Fouquet, A.,  Martinez, Q., Courtois, E.A., Dewynter, M., Pineau, K., Gaucher, P., Blanc, M., Marty, C. and Kok, P.J.R. (2013). A new species of the genus Pristimantis (Amphibia, Craugastoridae) associated with the moderately elevated massifs of French Guiana. Zootaxa, 3750 (5): 569-586.

Fouquet, A., Orrico, V.G.D., Ernst, R., Blanc, M., Martinez, Q., Vacher, J.-P., Rodrigues, M.T., Ouboter, P., Jairam, R. and Ron, S. (2015). A new Dendropsophus Fitzinger, 1843 (Anura: Hylidae) of the parviceps group from the lowlands of the Guiana Shield. Zootaxa, 4052 (1): 39-64.

Fouquet, A., Martinez, Q., Zeidler, L., Courtois, E.A., Gaucher, P., Blanc, M., Lima, J.D., Souza, S.M., Rodrigues, M.T. and Kok, P.J.R. (2016). Cryptic diversity in the Hypsiboas semilineatus species group (Amphibia, Anura) with the description of a new species from the eastern Guiana Shield. Zootaxa, 4084 (1): 79-104.

Frost, D.R., Grant, T., Faivovich, J., Bain, R.H., Haas, A., Haddad, C.F.B., De Sa, R.O., Channing, A., Wilkinson, M., Donnellan, S.C., Raxworthy, C.J., Campbell, J.A., Blotto, B.L., Moler, P., Drewes, R.C., Nussbaum, R.A., Lynch, J.D., Green, D.M. and Wheeler, W.C. (2006). The Amphian Tree of Life. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 1-370. - click for pdf

Grant, T., Frost, D.R., Caldwell, J., Gagliardo, R., Haddad, C.F., Kok, P.J.R., Means, D.B., Noonan, B.P., Schargel, W.E. and Wheeler, W.C. (2006). Phylogenetic systematics of dart-poison frogs and their relatives (Amphibia: Athesphatanura: Dendrobatidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 299: 1-262. - click for pdf

Guayasamin, J.M., Castroviejo-Fisher, S., Trueb, L., Ayarzagüena, J., Rada, M. and Vila, C. (2009). Phylogenetic systematics of Glassfrogs (Amphibia: Centrolenidae) and their sister taxon Allophryne ruthveni. Zootaxa, 2100: 1-97.

Hedges, S.B., Duellman, W.E. and Heinicke, M. (2008). New World direct-developing frogs (Anura: Terrarana): Molecular phylogeny, classification, biogeography, and conservation. Zootoxa, 1737: 1-182.

Heinicke, M.P., Duellman, W.E. and Hedges, S.B. (2007). Major Caribbean and Central American frog faunas originated byancient oceanic dispersal.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science,104 (24): 10092-10097. - click for pdf

Jungfer, K.-H., Faivovich, J., Padial, J.M., Castroviejo-Fisher, S., Lyra, M.M., V. M. Berneck, B., Iglesias, P.P., Kok, P.J.R., MacCulloch, R.D., Rodrigues, M.T., Verdade, V.K., Torres Gastello, C.P., Chaparro, J.C., Valdujo, P.H., Reichle, S., Moravec, J., Gvoždík, V., Gagliardi-Urrutia, G., Ernst, R., De la Riva, I., Means, D.B., Lima, A.P., Señaris, J.C., Wheeler, W.C. and Haddad, C.F.B. (2013). Systematics of spiny-backed treefrogs (Hylidae: Osteocephalus): an Amazonian puzzle. Zoologica Scripta, 42: 351-380.

Kok, P.J.R. and Castroviejo-Fisher, S. (2008). Glassfrogs (Anura: Centrolenidae) of Kaieteur National Park, Guyana, with notes on the distribution and taxonomy of some species of the family in the Guiana Shield. Zootaxa, 1680: 25-53.

Kok, P., MacCulloch, R., Gaucher, P., Poelman, E., Bourne, G., Lathrop, A. and Lenglet, G. (2006). A new species of Colostethus (Anura, Dendrobatidae) from French Guiana with a redescription of Colostethus beebei (Noble, 1923) from its type locality. Phyllomedusa, 5 (1): 43-66.

Lavilla, E.O., Langone, J.A., Padial, J.M. and de Sá, R.O. (2010). The identity of the crackling luminescent frog of Suriname (Rana typhonia Linnaeus, 1758) (Amphibia, Anura). Zootaxa, 2671: 17-30

Narvaes, P. and Rodrigues, T. (2009). Taxonomic revision of Rhinella granulosa species group (Amphibia, Anura, Bufonidae), with description of a new species. Arquivos de Zoologia, São Paulo, 40 (1): 1-73. - click for pdf

Roberts, J.L., Brown, J.L., von May, R., Arizabal, W., Schulte, R. and Summers, K. (2006). Genetic divergence and speciation in lowland and montane peruvian poison frogs.
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 41 : 149-164.

I also regularly check the webpage "Amphibian species of the World 6.0, an online reference", and "amphibiaweb", the two best resources for worldwide amphibians on the web.

I will try to keep this page updated when new species are described and taxonomic revisions are published. All the photographs used to illustrate this list were taken on the field, during various field trips in French Guiana that I undertook since 1995. Some pictures are scans from slides, so the photo quality is not very good, others are digital photographs. Click on the picture to see it in higher resolution.

Thanx to Antoine Fouquet and Maël Dewynter for providing me with informations about the nomenclature and identification of some amphibians presented here.



ANURANS



Allophrynidae Goin, Goin & Zug, 1978




Allophryne ruthveni Gaige, 1926

Aromobatidae Grant et al. 2006




Anomaloglossus baeobatrachus (Boistel & de Massary, 1999)


Anomaloglossus degranvillei (Lescure, 1975)


Allobates femoralis (Boulenger, 1884)


Allobates granti (Kok, MacCulloch, Gaucher, Poelman, Bourne, Lathrop & Lenglet, 2006)

Bufonidae Gray, 1825



Atelopus flavescens Duméril & Bibron, 1841



Atelopus hoogmoedi Lescure, 1974


Amazophrynella minuta (Melin, 1941)


Rhaebo guttatus (Schneider, 1799)


Rhinella castaneotica (Caldwell, 1991)


Rhinella lescurei Fouquet, Gaucher, Blanc & Velez-Rodriguez 2007


Rhinella margaritifera (Laurenti, 1768)



Rhinella marina (Linnaeus, 1758)


Rhinella martyi Fouquet, Gaucher, Blanc & Velez-Rodriguez 2007  


Rhinella merianae (Gallardo, 1965)

 Centrolenidae Taylor, 1981



Teratohyla midas (Lynch & Duellman, 1973)   


Vitreorana oyampiensis (Lescure, 1975)   



Hyalinobatrachium cappellei (van Lidth de Jeude, 1904)



Hyalinobatrachium iaspidiense (Ayarzagüena, 1992)


Hyalinobatrachium kawense Castroviejo-Fisher, Vilà, Ayarzagüena, Blanc & Ernst 2011


Hyalinobatrachium mondolfii Señaris & Ayarzagüena, 2001


Hyalinobatrachium taylori (Goin, 1968)



Hyalinobatrachium tricolor Castroviejo-Fisher, Vilà, Ayarzagüena, Blanc & Ernst 2011


Ceratophryidae Tschudi, 1838




Ceratophrys cornuta (Linnaeus, 1758)

Dendrobatidae Cope, 1865




Ameerega hahneli (Boulenger, 1883)


Dendrobates tinctorius (Cuvier, 1797)


Ranitomeya amazonica (Schulte, 1999)

Eleutherodactylidae Lutz, 1954



Eleutherodactylus johnstonei Barbour, 1914

Hylidae Rafinesque, 1815




Dendropsophus counani Fouquet, Orrico, Ernst, Blanc, Martinez, Vacher, Rodrigues, Ouboter, Jairam & Ron, 2015



Dendropsophus gaucheri (Lescure & Marty, 2000)


Dendropsophus leali (Bokermann, 1964)


Dendropsophus leucophyllatus (Beireis, 1783)


Dendropsophus melanargyreus (Cope, 1887)


Dendropsophus minusculus (Rivero, 1971)


Dendropsophus minutus (Peters, 1972)


Dendropsophus nanus (Boulenger, 1899)


Dendropsophus sp.



Hypsiboas boans (Linnaeus, 1758)


Hypsiboas calcaratus (Troschel, 1848)



Hypsiboas  cinerascens (Spix, 1824)


Hypsiboas crepitans (Wied-Neuwied, 1824)


Hypsiboas dentei (Bokermann, 1967)


Hypsiboas diabolicus Fouquet, Martinez, Zeidler, Courtois, Gaucher, Blanc, Lima, Souza, Rodrigues & Kok, 2016


Hypsiboas fasciatus (Günther, 1859)


Hypsiboas geographicus (Spix, 1824)


Hypsiboas multifasciatus (Günther, 1859)


Hypsiboas ornatissimus (Noble, 1923)


Hypsiboas punctatus (Schneider, 1799)


Hypsiboas raniceps Cope, 1862


Osteocephalus helenae (Ruthven, 1919)


Osteocephalus cabrerai (Cochran & Goin, 1970)


Osteocephalus leprieurii (Duméril & Bibron, 1841)


Osteocephalus oophagus Jungfer & Schiesari, 1995


Osteocephalus taurinus Steindachner, 1862


Trachycephalus coriaceus (Peters, 1867)


Trachycephalus hadroceps (Duellman & Hoogmoed, 1992)


Trachycephalus resinifictrix (Goeldi, 1907)


Trachycephalus typhonius (Linnaeus, 1758)


Pseudis paradoxa (Linnaeus, 1758)


Scinax boesemani (Goin, 1966)


Scinax cf. x-signatus (Spix, 1824)


Scinax cruentommus (Duellman, 1972)


Scinax jolyi Lescure & Marty 2000


Scinax nebulosus (Spix, 1824)


Scinax proboscideus (Brongersman, 1933)


Scinax ruber (Laurenti, 1768)


Scinax sp.



Sphaenorhynchus lacteus (Daudin, 1800)

Leiuperidae Bonaparte, 1850




Engystomops petersi Jimenez de la Espada, 1872

Leptodactylidae Werner, 1896 (1838)



Adenomera andreae (Müller, 1923)


Adenomera heyeri Boistel, De Massary & Angulo, 2006


Adenomera hylaedactyla (Cope, 1868)


Hydrolaetare schmidti (Cochran & Goin, 1959)


Leptodactylus guianensis Heyer & de Sá, 2011



Leptodactylus fuscus (Schneider, 1799)


Leptodactylus knudseni Heyer, 1972


Leptodactylus aff. leptodactyloides (Andersson, 1945)


Leptodactylus longirostris Boulenger, 1882


Leptodactylus macrosternum Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926


Leptodactylus myersi Heyer, 1995


Leptodactylus mystaceus (Spix, 1824)


Leptodactylus cf. pallidirostris Lutz, 1930


Leptodactylus pentadactylus (Linnaeus, 1758)


Leptodactylus cf. petersii (Steindachner, 1864)


Leptodactylus rhodomystax Boulenger, 1883


Leptodactylus stenodema (Jimenez de la Espada, 1872)


Lithodytes lineatus (Schneider, 1799)

Microhylidae Günther, 1859



Chiasmocleis haddadi Peloso, Sturaro, Forlani, Gaucher, Motta & Wheeler, 2014



Chiasmocleis hudsoni (Parker, 1940)



Chiasmocleis shudikarensis Dunn, 1949


Ctenophryne geayi Mocquard, 1904


Elachistocleis surinamensis (Daudin, 1802)


Hamptophryne boliviana (Parker, 1927)


Otophryne pyburni Campbell & Clarke, 1998


Synapturanus mirandaribeiroi Nelson & Lescure, 1975


Synapturanus cf. salseri Pyburn, 1975

Pipidae Gray, 1825



 Pipa aspera Müller, 1924


 Pipa pipa (Linnaeus, 1758)


 Pipa snethlageae Müller, 1914

Phyllomedusidae Günther, 1858



Callimedusa tomopterna (Cope, 1868)


Phyllomedusa bicolor (Boddaert, 1772)


 Phyllomedusa vaillantii (Boulenger, 1882)


Pithecopus hypochondrialis (Daudin, 1800)

Ranidae Gray, 1825



Lithobates palmipes (Spix, 1824)

Strabomantidae Hedges, Duellman & Heinicke 2008




Pristimantis chiastonotus (Lynch & Hoogmoed, 1977)


Pristimantis espedeus Fouquet, Martinez, Courtois, Dewynter, Pineau, Gaucher P., Blanc, Marty & Kok, 2013



Pristimantis gutturalis (Hoogmoed, Lynch & Lescure, 1977)


Pristimantis inguinalis (Parker, 1940)


Pristimantis marmoratus (Boulenger, 1900)


Pristimantis zeuctotylus (Lynch & Hoogmoed, 1977)
GYMNOPHIONA



Caeciliidae Raffinesque-Schmaltz, 1814



Caecilia albiventris Daudin, 1803


Caecilia gracilis Shaw, 1802


Caecilia tentaculata Linnaeus, 1758


Microcaecilia unicolor (Duméril, 1863)


Oscaecilia zweiffeli Taylor, 1968


Siphonops annulatus (Mikan, 1820)

Rhinatrematidae Nussbaum, 1977



Rhinatrema bivittatum Guérin-Meneville, 1829

Typhlonectidae Taylor, 1968




Potomotyphlus kaupii (Berthold, 1859)




Typhlonectes compressicauda (Duméril & Bibron, 1838)

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