Boana semilineata (Spix, 1824)

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

Hyla geographica var. semilineata Spix, 1824, Animal. Nova Spec. Nov. Test. Ran. Brasil.: 40. Type(s): Not designated although including animal figured on pl. 11, fig. 2 of the original publication; holotype was ZSM 47/0 and now presumed lost according to Hoogmoed and Gruber, 1983, Spixiana, München, Suppl., 9: 370, and confirmed by Glaw and Franzen, 2006, Spixiana, München, 29: 167. Type locality: "Provinciae Rio de Janeiro", Brazil. Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 51, suggested that the type locality is "provàvelmente Rio de Janeiro", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Cophomantis punctillata Peters, 1870, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1870: 651. Holotype: ZMB 6953, according to Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 41. Type locality: "S[an]ta. Catharina (Brasiliens)", Brazil. Synonymy with Hyla punctatissima appendiculata by Parker, 1933, Trop. Agric., Trinidad, 10: 10. Synonymy with Hyla geographica by Duellman, 1973, Copeia, 1973: 526. (Allocation here on the basis of geography alone as although Hyla geographica has been partitioned, the synonyms have not been addressed in publication—DRF.)

Hyla (Hylella) punctillataPeters, 1873 "1872", Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1872: 772.

Hyla punctillataBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 359.

Hyla semilineataSilveira and Caramaschi, 1989, Resumos 16a Congr. Brasil. Zool. Univ. Fed. Paraiba: XXX. d'Heursel and de Sá, 1999, J. Herpetol., 33: 353; Izecksohn and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2001, Anf. Municipio Rio de Janeiro: 41.

Hypsiboas semilineatusFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 89.

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

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Brazil in the coastal region from Alagoas to Santa Catarina. See comment. 

Comment

See Duellman, 1973, Copeia, 1973: 526-530, and Lutz, 1973, Brazil. Spec. Hyla: 34-37. Silveira and Caramaschi, 1989, Resumos 16a Congr. Brasil. Zool. Univ. Fed. Paraiba: XXX, resurrected this taxon from the synonymy of Hyla geographica, where it had been originally placed and more recently by Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 51. See discussion of taxonomic history and further evidence of distinctiveness by d'Heursel and de Sá, 1999, J. Herpetol., 33: 353-361. Izecksohn and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2001, Anf. Municipio Rio de Janeiro: 41, provided a brief account and photo of Hyla semilineata. In the Hypsiboas semilineatus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 89. Fouquet, Martinez, Zeidler, Courtois, Gaucher, Blanc, Lima, Souza, Rodrigues, and Kok, 2016, Zootaxa, 4084: 79–104, noted at least 5 unnamed species in Brazil and the Guiana Shield that presumably will be named in the near future. 

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