Boana balzani (Boulenger, 1898)

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

Hyla balzani Boulenger, 1898, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 2, 19: 132. Holotype: not stated; MSNG 28872 according to Capocaccia, 1957, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 3, 69: 213. Type locality: "Prov. Yungas, at 1600 metres altitude", Bolivia.

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

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

English Names

Yungas Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 54).

Distribution

Cloud forests at elevations of 1200-2210 m on the eastern slopes of the Andes from central Peru to the Yungas de La Paz, Bolivia.

Comment

In the Hyla pulchella group according to Duellman, De la Riva, and Wild, 1997, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 3: 1-41, who provided an account (in the sense of including Hyla callipleura as a synonym). In the Hyla pulchella group of Faivovich, Garcia, Ananias, Lanari, Basso, and Wheeler, 2004, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 32: 938-950. De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 31, suggested that Hyla balzani is a composite and that Hyla callipleura possibly should be resurrected. Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 99, made the resurrection of Hyla callipleura. In the Hypsiboas pulchellus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 87-88. See comments by Köhler, Koscinski, Padial, Chaparro, Handford, Lougheed, and De la Riva, 2010, Zool. Scripta, 39: 572-590, on the nomenclatural difficulties with assigning a name to this population and possible confusion with Hypsiboas callipleura. Köhler, Koscinski, Padial, Chaparro, Handford, Lougheed, and De la Riva, 2010, Zool. Scripta, 39: 578, noted that the terminal assigned to this species by Faivovich et al., 2005, and Wiens et al., 2010, actually corresponds to Hypsiboas callipleura.

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