Boana roraima (Duellman and Hoogmoed, 1992)

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

Hyla roraima Duellman and Hoogmoed, 1992, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 147: 6. Holotype: BMNH 1979.560, by original designation. Type locality: "north slope of Mt. Roraima (05° 38′ N, 60° 44′ W, elev. 1,480 m), Rupununi District, Guyana". Warren, 1973, Roraima: 47, mapped the locality (discussed on page 80) as ca. 05°17′ N.

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

Hypsiboas angelicus Myers and Donnelly, 2008, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 308: 45. Holotype: EBRG 2733, by original designation. Type locality: "summit of Auyantepui at 5° 58′ N, 62° 33′ W (AMNH--Terramar Camp 4), 1600 m, Bolívar, Venezuela". Synonymy by Barrio-Amorós, Señaris, MacCulloch, Lathrop, Guayasamin, and Duellman, 2011, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 51: 21-28.

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

English Names

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

Distribution

Forested slopes of Mount Roraima and Mount Ayanganna in southwestern Guyana, and the Sierra de Lema and Auyantepui, Bolívar, Venezuela, 490 to1600 m elevation.

Comment

In the Hyla geographica group, according to the original publication. In the Hypsiboas benitezi group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 86-87. MacCulloch and Lathrop, 2005, Phyllomedusa, 4: 25, reported the species for Mount Ayanganna, Guyana, and provided an account. MacCulloch and Lathrop, 2009, R. Ontario Mus. Contrib. Sci., 4: 14, commented on specimens from Mount Ayanganna, Guyana. Barrio-Amorós, Señaris, MacCulloch, Lathrop, Guayasamin, and Duellman, 2011, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 51: 21-28, discussed the range, vocalization of systematics of the species. See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 407-408, for brief account and records for Guyana.

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