Sphaenorhynchus pauloalvini Bokermann, 1973

Paulo’s lime treefrog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Gabohyla pauloalvini (Bokermann 1973)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1973

Rediscovered on 17 March 2007



southern Bahia, Brazil


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Bokermann, W. C. A. (1973). Duas novas espécies de Sphaenorhynchus da Bahia (Anura, Hylidae). Revista Brasileira de Biologia 33(4): 589-594.


Other references:

Faivovich, Julián, Haddad, Célio F. B., Garcia, Paulo C. O., Frost, Darrel R., Campbell, Jonathan A. and Wheeler, Ward 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 294: 1-240, 16 figures, 2 tables, 5 appendices.

Filho, Leildo Machado Carilo et al. (2021). Diet and observations on natural history of Gabohyla pauloalvini (Bokermann 1973) (Amphibia: Hylidae), a poorly known species from cacao agroforestry in southern Bahia, Brazil. Tropical Ecology 62: 248-253.

Freitas, M. A.; T. F. S. Silva; D. Loebmann. (2009). Amphibia, Hylidae, Sphaenorhynchus pauloalvini Bokermann, 1973: Distribution extension and rediscovery in nature. Check List 5(2): 200-201.

Neto, Edvaldo Moreira da Silva et al. (2022). Redescription of the Tadpoles of Gabohyla pauloalvini (Bokermann, 1973) and Sphaenorhynchus prasinus (Bokermann, 1973) (Hylidae: Sphaenorhynchini). Journal of Herpetology 56(4): 422-433.

Scheffers, Brett R., Yong, Ding Li, Harris, J. Berton C., Giam, Xingli and Sodhi, Navjot S. (2011). The world’s rediscovered species: back from the brink? PLoS ONE 6(7): e22531. [Supporting Information (Table S1)]


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