Boana benitezi (Rivero, 1961)

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

Hyla benitezi Rivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 116. Holotype: MCZ 28564, by original designation. Type locality: "Caño Wanadi, Mt. Marahuaca, Territorio Amazonas", Venezuela.

Hypsiboas beniteziFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 87.

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

English Names

Benitez's Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 54).

Distribution

West of Sierra de Maigualida, in Cerro Duida, Cerro Marahuaka, Cerro Jaua, and Cerro Tapirapeco, in the western part of Guyana Highlands in Amazonas, Venezuela, and adjacent Brazil.

Comment

See Rivero, 1972 "1971", Caribb. J. Sci., 11: 181–193. See also Donnelly and Myers, 1991, Am. Mus. Novit., 3017: 11–14. Heyer, 1994, J. Herpetol., 28: 497-499, discussed Brazilian record. See comments by Gorzula and Señaris, 1999 "1998", Scient. Guaianae, 8: 27–28. Señaris and Ayarzagüena, 2002, J. Herpetol., 36: 635, reported the species from Cerro Jaua at 1600 m. In the Hypsiboas benitezi group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 86–87. Barrio-Amorós and Brewer-Carias, 2008, Zootaxa, 1942: 28, restricted the range to exclude what is now known as Hypsiboas tepuianus.

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