Boana prasina (Burmeister, 1856)

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

Hyla quoyi Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1828, Dict. Class. Hist. Nat., 14, 14: 453. Holotype: "V. pl. de ce Dictionn."(not seen by DRF), although presumably the frog illustrated by Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1828, Résumé Herpetol. Hist. Nat. Rept.: plate cxxvi. Type locality: "environs de Rio-Janeiro", Brazil. A nomen oblitum under Art. 23.9.1 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (1999) according to Caramaschi and Niemeyer, 2010, Zootaxa, 2655: 63-68; see Shea, 2001, J. Herpetol., 35: 339, for similar issue involving same volumes.

Hyla (Hyla) prasina Burmeister, 1856, Erläut. Fauna Brasil.: 106. Holotype: Frog illustrated in plate 31, fig. 2 of the original volume; considered to be ZMB 4675 by Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 86. Type locality: "Neu-Frieburg" (= Nova Friburgo), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Nomen protectum under Art. 23.9.1 of the Interational Code of Zoological Nomenclature (1999) according to Caramaschi and Niemeyer, 2010, Zootaxa, 2655: 63-68.

Hyla pulchella prasinaBarrio, 1965, Physis, Buenos Aires, 25: 117.

Hyla prasinaLutz, 1973, Brazil. Spec. Hyla: 83.

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

Boana quoyi — Dubois, 2017, Bionomina, 11: 28. Name justified in a paper in press. 

English Names

Burmeister's Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 57).

Distribution

Moderate elevations in southeastern Brazil (Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo).

Comment

In the Hyla pulchella group, according to Lutz, 1973, Brazil. Spec. Hyla: 83, and Duellman, De la Riva, and Wild, 1997, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 3: 17. Cocroft, in Reynolds and Foster, 1992, Herpetol. Monogr., 6: 98, noted that the call of Hyla prasina indicates that it is not conspecific with Hyla pulchella as suggested by Steindachner, 1864, Verh. Zool. Bot. Ges. Wien, 14: 241; Peters, 1872, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1872: 680, and Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 375. See account by Heyer, Rand, Cruz, Peixoto, and Nelson, 1990, Arq. Zool., São Paulo, 31: 272-273. Removed from the synonymy of Hyla pulchella by Lutz, 1973, Brazil. Spec. Hyla: 83. In the Hyla pulchella group of Faivovich, Garcia, Ananias, Lanari, Basso, and Wheeler, 2004, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 32: 938-950. In the Hypsiboas pulchellus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 87-88. Delgado and Haddad, 2015, Herpetologica, 71: 88–95, reported on the vocal repertoire. Batista, Gambale, Lourenço-de-Moraes, Campos, and Bastos, 2015, North-west. J. Zool., 11: 253–261, reported on calls.  

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