Syncope (genus)

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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Microhylidae
Subfamily: Gastrophryninae
Genus: Syncope
Walker, 1973
Type species
Syncope antenori
Walker, 1973

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Syncope is a genus of microhylid frogs.[1][2] Their common name is silent frogs (though species transferred from Chiasmocleis are called humming frogs). They occur in northern South America (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil, possibly Bolivia).[1]


There are eight species:[1]

Binomial Name and Author Common Name
Syncope antenori Walker, 1973 Ecuador silent frog
Syncope bassleri (Dunn, 1949) Bassler's humming frog
Syncope carvalhoi Nelson, 1975 Carvalho's silent frog
Syncope hudsoni (Parker, 1940) Hudson's humming frog
Syncope jimi (Caramaschi and Cruz, 2001)
Syncope magnova (Moravec and Köhler, 2007)
Syncope supercilialbus (Morales and McDiarmid, 2009)
Syncope tridactyla (Duellman & Mendelson, 1995)


  1. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Syncope Walker, 1973". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Syncope Walker, 1973". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.