Boana multifasciata (Günther, 1859)

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

Hyla multifasciata Günther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 101. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.23.6 (formerly according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 93. Type locality: "Para", Brazil; given as "Pará, provàvelmente Belém" by Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 56; stated as "Belém, Pará", Brazil, by Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 78.

Hyla albopunctata multifasciataRivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 105.

Hyla multifasciataDuellman, 1974, Copeia, 1974: 286.

Hypsiboas multifasciatusFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 86.

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

English Names

Many-banded Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 56).


Lowlands of eastern Venezuela, through the Guianas to Ceará and Goiás, Brazil, limited by the Amazon, the Orinoco, and Rio Negro.


Resurrected from the synonymy of Hyla albopunctata by Duellman, 1974, Copeia, 1974: 286, where it had been placed by Rivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 105 (who also provided an account). Reviewed by de Sá, 1996, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 624: 1-4. Duellman, 1974, Copeia, 1974: 286, noted that Lutz, 1973, Brazil. Spec. Hyla: 41, referred specimen of Hyla multifasciata to her Hyla daudini, which was coined as a replacement name for "Hyla boans Daudin". Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 112-113, provided a brief account and photo. See comments regarding distribution of Venezuelan population by Gorzula and Señaris, 1999 "1998", Scient. Guaianae, 8: 34-35. In the Hypsiboas albopunctatus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 86. Loebmann, Prado, Haddad, Bastos, and Guimarães, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 476, provided records from Ceará and Goiás, Brazil. See account for Surinam population by Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 154-155. See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 406-407, for brief account and records for Guyana.

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