Boana melanopleura (Boulenger, 1912)

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

Hyla melanopleura Boulenger, 1912, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 8, 10: 185. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.13.54-58 (formerly 1912.11.120-124) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 91; BMNH 1947.2.13.56 designated lectotype by Duellman, De la Riva, and Wild, 1997, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 3: 27. Type locality: "Huancabamba, [Departamento Piua, near Oxapampa,] E. Peru".

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

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

English Names

Lower Andes Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 56).

Distribution

Known only the type locality, Huancabamba, Departamento Pasco, Peru, at 2080 m elevation, and San Ramon, Junín, at on the Amazonian slope of the Andes.

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. Suggested to likely be in the Hyla pulchella group by Faivovich, Garcia, Ananias, Lanari, Basso, and Wheeler, 2004, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 32: 938-950. Lehr and von May, 2004, Salamandra, 40: 51-58, recollected the species at the type locality and reported on these specimens. In the Hypsiboas pulchellus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 87-88. Lehr, Faivovich, and Jungfer, 2010, Herpetologica, 66: 296-307, provided a distribution map and suggested that Hypsiboas melanopleura is the sister taxon of Hypsiboas aguilari. Lehr, Faivovich, and Jungfer, 2011, Salamandra, 47: 30-35, reported on larval morphology.

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