Boana riojana (Koslowsky, 1895)

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

Hyla riojana Koslowsky, 1895, Rev. Mus. La Plata, 6: 360. Types: Deposition not noted but presumably originally in the MLP. Type locality: "en una fuente se llamaba 'Aguadita' en el camino de Patquia á Chilecito, unos quince leguas de este pueblito[, ] Provincia de la Rioja", Argentina.

Hyla raddiana andina Müller, 1924, Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 11: 77. Holotype: ZSM 5/1922 by original designation (not syntypes as noted by Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 89), lost, according to Langone and Lavilla, 2002, Cuad. Herpetol., 16: 75, who designated as neotype FML 11174. Type locality: "Caspinchango, Valle Calchaqui (Prov. Catamarca), Argentinien". Neotype from "Caspinchango, Catamarca, Argentina, 27° 04′ S, 65° 30′ W (coincidente con la localidad tipo establecida por Müller, 1924)". Synonymy by Köhler, Koscinski, Padial, Chaparro, Handford, Lougheed, and De la Riva, 2010, Zool. Scripta, 39: 572-590.

Hyla pulchella riojanaBarrio, 1965, Physis, Buenos Aires, 25: 122.

Hyla pulchella andinaBarrio, 1965, Physis, Buenos Aires, 25: 124.

Hyla pulchella cochabambae Gallardo, 1988, Amph. Rept., Buenos Aires, 1: 105-111. Nomen nudum. See Langone and Lavilla, 2002, Cuad. Herpetol., 16: 73.

Hyla andinaDuellman, De la Riva, and Wild, 1997, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 3: 19.

Hyla riojanaFaivovich, Garcia, Ananias, Lanari, Basso, and Wheeler, 2004, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 32: 945.

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

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

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

 

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Eastern Andes and the Andean precordilleras from northern Boliva southward to the province of Catamarca and La Rioja, Argentina, at elevations of 1650-3400 m in the north and 500-1640 m in the south; possibly into adjacent Peru.

Comment

In the Hyla pulchella group of Faivovich, Garcia, Ananias, Lanari, Basso, and Wheeler, 2004, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 32: 938-950. (This is the Hypsiboas pulchellus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 87-88.) Removed from the synonymy of Hyla pulchella by Faivovich, Garcia, Ananias, Lanari, Basso, and Wheeler, 2004, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 32: 945, where it had been placed by Barrio, 1965, Physis, Buenos Aires, 25: 122. Faivovich, Garcia, Ananias, Lanari, Basso, and Wheeler, 2004, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 32: 945, also noted the possibility that Hyla andina might be conspecific with Hyla riojana. In the Hypsiboas pulchellus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 87-88. Faivovich, Garcia, Ananias, Lanari, Basso, and Wheeler, 2004, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 32: 945, noted that possibility that Hyla andina might be conspecific with Hyla riojana. Koscinski, Handford, Tubaro, Sharp, and Lougheed, 2008, Mol. Ecol., 17: 2012-2025, suggested that Hypsiboas riojanus is nested within nominal Hypsiboas andinus (which might represent more than one species) and Köhler, Koscinski, Padial, Chaparro, Handford, Lougheed, and De la Riva, 2010, Zool. Scripta, 39: 572-590, came to the same conclusion and considered them conspecific. See Barrio, 1965, Physis, Buenos Aires, 25: 115-128 (as Hyla andinus). See Duellman, De la Riva, and Wild, 1997, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 3: 19, who provided an account (as Hyla andinus). De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 31, noted some misidentifications in the literature. See brief account as Hypsiboas andinus by Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 95-96. Koscinski, Handford, Tubaro, Sharp, and Lougheed, 2008, Mol. Ecol., 17: 2012-2025, suggested that Hypsiboas riojanus is nested within nominal Hypsiboas andinus (which might represent more than one species). Koscinski, Yates, Handford, and Lougheed, 2009, J. Biogeograph., 36: 255-265, reported on molecular phylogeography (as Hypsiboas andinus).

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