Stefania ginesi Rivero, 1968

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hemiphractidae > Genus: Stefania > Species: Stefania ginesi

Stefania ginesi Rivero, 1968 "1966", Caribb. J. Sci., 6: 145. Holotype: FMNH 74041, by original designation. Type locality: "Chimanta-tepui, [Estado Bolívar,] Venezuela, rock outcrops near E. branch of headwater Río Tirica, 7300 ft."

English Names

Tepuis Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 65).


Chimantá-tepui, 1850–2600 m elevation, in southeastern Venezuela (see comment).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


In the Stefania ginesi group. See account by Señaris, Ayarzagüena, and Gorzula, 1997 "1996", Publ. Asoc. Amigos Doñana, 7: 1-57. See comments regarding distribution of Venezuelan population by Gorzula and Señaris, 1999 "1998", Scient. Guaianae, 8: 45-46. Barrio-Amorós, 1999 "1998", Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 18: 26, noted that reports of this species from Auyantepui refer to Stefania schubertiSeñaris, Lampo, Rojas-Runjaic, and Barrio-Amorós, 2014, Guía Ilust. Anf. Parque Nac. Canaima: 130–131, provided a photograph and a brief account for the Parque Nacional de Canaima, Venezuela. Kok, Russo, Ratz, and Aubret, 2016, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 10(1: Special Section): 5– 12, noted that populations from Abakapá-tepui and Amurí-tepui represent unnamed species.  Kok, Russo, Ratz, Means, MacCulloch, Lathrop, Aubret, and Bossuyt, 2017, J. Biogeograph., 44: 170–181, noted several unnamed species covered by this species name. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 57, for comments on range and literature. Señaris and Rojas-Runjaic, 2020, in Rull and Carnaval (eds.), Neotrop. Divers. Patterns Process.: 571–632, commented on range and conservation status in the Venezuelan Guayana.

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