Boana calcarata (Troschel, 1848)

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

Hyla calcarata Troschel, 1848, in Schomburgk (ed.), Reisen Britisch-Guiana, 3: 660. Type(s): Not designated and likely now lost (see Cystignathus schomburkii). Type locality: "Britisch-Guiana" (= Guyana).

Hypsiboas calcaratusCope, 1867, J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, Ser. 2, 6: 200; Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 86.

Hyla leptoscelis Boulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 2: 432. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.23.10 (formerly 1915.3.9.18) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 91. Type locality: "Lago do Iachy, above São Paolo Clinenca, Rio Solimoens, Brazil" [= Tachy, above São Paulo Olivença, Rio Solimoes, Amazonas, Brazil]. Synonymy by Duellman, 1973, Copeia, 1973: 522.

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

English Names

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

Blue-flanked Treefrog (Kok and Kalamandeen, 2008, Intr. Taxon. Amph. Kaieteur Natl. Park: 166).

Convict Treefrog (Villacampa-Ortega, Serrano-Rojas, and Whitworth, 2017, Amph. Manu Learning Cent.: 158).


Below 700 m elevation in French Guiana, Guyana, and the Amazon Basin of Bolivia, Brazil, southeastern Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, elevations sea level to 650 m; possibly in southern Venezuela and Suriname. See comment. 


In the Hyla geographica group of Duellman, 1973, Copeia, 1973: 522–523. Duellman, 1978, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 65: 137–139, provided a brief account including characterization of call and tadpole. Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 22: 26, provided a brief account for the Iquitos region of northeastern Peru as Hyla calcarataLescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 122–123, provided a brief account and photo. In the Hypsiboas albopunctatus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 86. Kok and Kalamandeen, 2008, Intr. Taxon. Amph. Kaieteur Natl. Park: 166-167, provided an account. Duellman, 2005, Cusco Amazonico: 204–205, provided an account (adult and larval morphology, description of the call, life history). Fouquet, Gilles, Vences, Marty, Blanc, and Gemmell, 2007, PLoS One, 10 (e1109): 1–10, provided molecular evidence that this is a species complex. See account for Suriname population by Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 134–135. See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 403, for brief account and records for Guyana. Meza-Joya, Ramos-Pallares, and Hernández-Jaimes, 2019, Herpetol. Notes, 12: 391–400, provided molecular evidence for the presence of this species in Colombia. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 63, for comments on range, taxonomy, and literature. Vacher, Chave, Ficetola, Sommeria-Klein, Tao, Thébaud, Blanc, Camacho, Cassimiro, Colston, Dewynter, Ernst, Gaucher, Gomes, Jairam, Kok, Lima, Martinez, Marty, Noonan, Nunes, Ouboter, Recoder, Rodrigues, Snyder, Marques-Souza, and Fouquet, 2020, J. Biogeograph., 47: 1786, suggested that this nominal taxon contains at least two lineages, one in southeastern Per to southern Amazonia. 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. See brief account for the Manu region, Peru, by Villacampa-Ortega, Serrano-Rojas, and Whitworth, 2017, Amph. Manu Learning Cent.: 158–159. Camper, Torres-Carvajal, Ron, Nilsson, Arteaga-Navarro, Knowles, and Arbogast, 2021, Check List, 17: 729–751, provided a record from Wildsumaco Wildlife Sanctuary, Napo Province, Ecuador. 

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