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Hylodes meridionalis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylodidae
Genus: Hylodes
Fitzinger, 1826
25 species (see text)

Hylodes is a genus of frogs in the Hylodidae family.[1][2] It might be paraphyletic with respect to Megaelosia. The genus is endemic to southeastern Brazil. They are also known as the tree toads, or more ambiguously, as torrent frogs.[1] They are diurnal and usually inhabit shallow mountain streams.[3]


The 25 species are:[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Hylodes Fitzinger, 1826". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Hylodidae". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Fatorelli, P.; Pereira, E. G.; Almeida-Gomes, M.; Rocha, C. F. D. (2015). "Population dynamics of Hylodes uai tadpoles (Anura, Hylodidae) in a tropical forest stream, southeastern Brazil". Journal of Herpetology. 49: 23–27. doi:10.1670/12-192.