Boana sibleszi (Rivero, 1972)

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

Hyla sibleszi Rivero, 1972 "1971", Caribb. J. Sci., 11: 182. Holotype: UPRM 3177, by original designation. Type locality: "Paso del Danto, La Escalera, entre El Dorado y Sta. Elena de Uairén, 1300-1400 m; Serranía de Lema, Edo. Bolívar, Venezuela".

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

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

English Names

La Escalera Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 58).

Distribution

Moderate elevations (900-1850 m) in highlands in eastern Venezuela and adjacent Guyana.

Comment

See Hoogmoed, 1979, Zool. Verh., Leiden, 172: 23, for account. See comments regarding distribution of Venezuelan population by Gorzula and Señaris, 1999 "1998", Scient. Guaianae, 8: 35-36. In the Hypsiboas punctatus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 88. MacCulloch and Lathrop, 2005, Phyllomedusa, 4: 27-30, reported the species for Mount Ayanganna, Guyana, and provided an account. Señaris and Ayarzagüena, 2006, Herpetologica, 62: 315-316, discussed this species and previous misidentifications with Hypsiboas jimenezi. Myers and Donnelly, 2008, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 308: 58-60, discussed specimens from Auyantepui. Kok and Kalamandeen, 2008, Intr. Taxon. Amph. Kaieteur Natl. Park: 173-174, provided an account. MacCulloch and Lathrop, 2009, R. Ontario Mus. Contrib. Sci., 4: 14, commented on specimens from Mount Ayanganna, Guyana. See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 408, for brief account and records for Guyana.

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