Stefania marahuaquensis (Rivero, 1961)

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

Hyla marahuaquensis Rivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 118. Holotype: MCZ 28566, by original designation. Type locality: "Caño Cajú, Mt. Marahuaca, Territorio Amazonas", Venezuela.

Stefania marahuaquensisRivero, 1970, Bol. Soc. Venezol. Cienc. Nat., 28: 465. Rivero, 1972 "1971", Caribb. J. Sci., 11: 187.

English Names

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


Cerro Duida and Cerro Marahuaca, southern Venezuela, 340 to 1200 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


In the Stefania evansi group. See account by Señaris, Ayarzagüena, and Gorzula, 1997 "1996", Publ. Asoc. Amigos Doñana, 7: 1–57. 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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