Boana raniceps (Cope, 1862)

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

Hypsiboas raniceps Cope, 1862, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 14: 353. Syntypes: USNM 5403 (4 specimens), 5408 12160, 12172 (2 specimens) according to Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 62. Type locality: Not mentioned specifically, but the Page Expedition visited many localities now in Brazil, northeastern Argentina, and southern Paraguay, along the drainages of the Paraná and Paraguai Rivers. Type locality given as "Paraguay" by Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 62.

Hyla spegazzinii Boulenger, 1889, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 2, 7: 247. Syntypes: only 2 specimens noted in the original publication, but MSNG (2 specimens) reported by Capocaccia, 1957, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 3, 69: 213 and 2 in the BMNH 1947.2.12.76-77 (formerly 94.3.14.163-164) reported by Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 95; MSNG 29758A designated lectotype by Capocaccia, 1957, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 3, 69: 213. Type locality: "Colonia Resistancia, South Chaco, Argentine Republic". Synonymy by Cochran, 1955 "1954", Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 206: 96.

Hyla goodfellowi Procter, 1921, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 7: 191. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.23.4 (formerly 1920.11.29.23) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 90. Type locality: "Esperanza, [Department of Santa Cruz,] E. Bolivia". Synonymy with Hyla spegazzini by Parker, 1928, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 10, 2: 98.

Hyla roeschmanni De Grys, 1938, Zool. Anz., 123: 315. Holotype: ZMH, now destroyed, according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 95. MNCN 42319 designated neotype by Padial, Köhler, and De la Riva, 2006, Zootaxa, 1230: 65. Type locality: "Provinz Beni, Bolivien, südliches Quellgebeit des Amazonas". Neotype from "Bella Vista, Province Itenez, Departamento de Beni, Bolivia (13° 16′ S, 63° 42′ W)". Synonymy by Padial, Köhler, and De la Riva, 2006, Zootaxa, 1230: 63-68.

Hypsiboas ranicepsFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 86.

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

English Names

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

Roeschmann's Treefrog (Hyla roeschmanni [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 57).

Distribution

Amazonian Colombia, Venezuela (Amazonas), French Guiana, eastern Brazil, Paraguay, northern Argentina, and eastern Bolivia.

Comment

See Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 463-466. Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 114-115, provided a brief account and photo for the French Guiana population. Barrio-Amorós, 1999 "1998", Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 18: 34, provided the Venezuelan record. In the Hypsiboas albopunctatus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 86. Lynch, 2005, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 29: 581-588, provided a record for the region of Leticia, Colombia. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 10, briefly discused the range in Paraguay. Zina, de Sá, and Prado, 2010, Check List, 6: 230-231, discussed the range and provided a range extension into the Atlantic forest of Sergipe, Brazil. Silva, Santos, Alves, Sousa, and Annunziata, 2010, Sitientibus, Ser. Cienc. Biol., 7: 334-340, provided records for Piauí, Brazil. Schulze, Jansen, and Köhler, 2015, Zootaxa, 4016: 39–41, described, diagnosed, and pictured the larva. 

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