Boana crepitans (Wied-Neuwied, 1824)

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

Hyla crepitans Wied-Neuwied, 1824, Abbild. Naturgesch. Brasil., Heft 8: pl. 50, fig. 1. Syntypes: Including animal figured in pl. 47, fig. 1 of the original; AMNH 785 considered a syntype (other not traced) and designated lectotype by Kluge, 1979, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 688: 10. Type locality: "Tamburil, Jiboya, Arrayal da Conquista" Bahia Brazil; restricted to "Tamburil, [Municipality of] Condeúbas, Bahia, Brazil", by Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 48. See comments by  Vanzolini and Myers, 2015, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 395: 72, and Bauer and Günther, 2013, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 89: 175.  

Hypsiboas crepitansWagler, 1830, Nat. Syst. Amph.: 200.

Auletris crepitansLeunis, 1844, Synops. Drei Naturr., Zool., Ed. 1: 145.

Hyla (Hylomedusa) crepitansBurmeister, 1856, Erläut. Fauna Brasil.: 103.

Hyla crepitansCochran, 1955 "1954", Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 206: 66.

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

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

English Names

Rattle-voiced Treefrog (Cochran, 1961, Living Amph. World: 139).

Emerald-eyed Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 55).


Central (Goiás) to northeastern (Paraíba), southeastern Bahia, and eastern (Rio de Janeiro), Brazil. 


Much of the literature formally referencing this species now applies to Hypsiboas xerophylla, following the revision of Orrico, Nunes, Mattedi, Fouquet, Lemos, Rivera-Correa, Lyra, Loebmann, Pimenta, Caramaschi, Rodrigues, and Haddad, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 99–113. Röhr and Juncá, 2013, J. Herpetol., 47: 549–554, reported on the advertisement call structure. Juncá, 2006, Biota Neotrop., 6: 1–17, briefly summarized the presence of this species in the Serra da Jibóia region, Bahia, Brazil, and its habitat.  

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