Stefania roraimae Duellman and Hoogmoed, 1984

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

Stefania roraimae Duellman and Hoogmoed, 1984, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 75: 24. Holotype: UG-CSBD 10, by original designation. Type locality: "Roraima, Guyana, 1410 m".

Stefania roraimaDuellman, 1993, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 21: 75. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

English Names

Roraima Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 65; rejected as inappropriate by MacCulloch and Lathrop, 2006, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 828: 2).

Roraima Stefania (MacCulloch and Lathrop, 2006, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 828: 1).


Mount Roraima, Mount Ayanganna, and Mount Wokomung, Guyana; presumably in adjacent Venezuela and Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Guyana

Endemic: Guyana


In the Stefania evansi group. MacCulloch and Lathrop, 2002, Herpetologica, 58: 338-341, discussed the species. MacCulloch, Lathrop, and Khan, 2006, Phyllomedusa, 5: 31-41, reported on the specimens from the Mount Wokomung, Guyana. MacCulloch and Lathrop, 2006, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 828: 1-2, reviewed the species. MacCulloch and Lathrop, 2009, R. Ontario Mus. Contrib. Sci., 4: 13, commented on specimens from Mount Ayanganna, Guyana. See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 397-398, for brief account and records for Guyana. Kok, Russo, Ratz, Means, MacCulloch, Lathrop, Aubret, and Bossuyt, 2017, J. Biogeograph., 44: 170–181, noted several unnamed species covered by this species name. 

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