Boana alemani (Rivero, 1964)

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

Hyla alemani Rivero, 1964, Caribb. J. Sci., 4: 302. Holotype: MHNLS 238, by original designation. Type locality: "Cagua, Edo. Aragua", Venezuela.

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

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

English Names

Cagua Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 54).

Distribution

Known from Venezuela from Cagua (Cordillera de la Costa, Aragua State), Kunana, Sierra de Perija (Zulia State [doubtful, see comment]), and Hato Los Arrecifes (Guárico State) as well as the states of Cojedes and Falcón. See comment. 

Comment

Closely allied to Hyla granosa, according to the original publication, or a possible synonym, according to Rivero, 1967, Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 27: 7-8. In the Hypsiboas punctatus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 88. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 61–62, for comments on range and literature as well as taxonomy, including the suggestion that the holotype (likely conspecific with Boana punctata, in agreement with La Marca, 1992, Cuad. Geograf., Mérida, 9: 1–197) and paratype (possibly a juvenile Boana xerophylla) are probably not conspecific. 

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