Boana albonigra (Nieden, 1923)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Cophomantinae > Genus: Boana > Species: Boana albonigra

Hyla zebra Duméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 575. Syntypes: MNHNP 4817 (1 specimen extant), according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 24. Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 27, reported 2 specimens. Lescure, Bour, Ineich, Ohler, and Ortiz, 2002, C. R. Palevol, Paris, 1: 531, reported MNHNP 4817 and 1989.3608 as syntypes. Type locality: "Buénos-Ayres", Argentina. Given as "montagnes séparant Chuquisaca du Rio Grandé [sic] près de Tocapaya, Bolivie" by Lescure, Bour, Ineich, Ohler, and Ortiz, 2002, C. R. Palevol, Paris, 1: 531. Junior primary homonym of Rana zebra Shaw, 1802.

Hyla albonigra Nieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 278. Replacement name for Hyla zebra Duméril and Bibron, 1841.

Hyla ocapia Andersson, 1939 "1938", Ark. Zool., 30(23): 19. Syntypes: NHRM 1873 (7 specimens), according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 80. Type locality: "Puka Khara, Southern Bolivia". Synonymy by Duellman, De la Riva, and Wild, 1997, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 3: 1-41.

Hypsiboas albonigerFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 88.

Boana albonigra — Dubois, 2017, Bionomina, 11: 28. 

English Names

White-black Treefrog (Hyla albonigra: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 53).

Paku Khara Treefrog (Hyla ocapia: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 56).

Distribution

Eastern slopes of Andes in southern Bolivia (Departments of Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, Potosí, and Tarija) at elevations of 2000-3416 m.

Comment

In the Hyla pulchella group according to Duellman, De la Riva, and Wild, 1997, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 3: 1-41, who provided an account. Suggested to likely be in the Hyla pulchella group by Faivovich, Garcia, Ananias, Lanari, Basso, and Wheeler, 2004, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 32: 938-950. Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 88, included this species in their Hypsiboas pulchellus group. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 616.

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