Boana multifasciata (Günther, 1859)

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

Hyla multifasciata Günther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 101. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.23.6 (formerly according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 93. Type locality: "Para", Brazil; given as "Pará, provàvelmente Belém" by Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 56; stated as "Belém, Pará", Brazil, by Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 78.

Hyla albopunctata multifasciataRivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 105.

Hyla multifasciataDuellman, 1974, Copeia, 1974: 286.

Hypsiboas multifasciatusFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 86.

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

English Names

Many-banded Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 56).


Lowlands of eastern and southern Venezuela, through the Guianas to Ceará and Goiás, Brazil, limited by the Amazon, the Orinoco, and Rio Negro,  150 to 1400 m elevation.


Resurrected from the synonymy of Hyla albopunctata by Duellman, 1974, Copeia, 1974: 286, where it had been placed by Rivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 105 (who also provided an account). Reviewed by de Sá, 1996, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 624: 1-4. Duellman, 1974, Copeia, 1974: 286, noted that Lutz, 1973, Brazil. Spec. Hyla: 41, referred specimen of Hyla multifasciata to her Hyla daudini, which was coined as a replacement name for "Hyla boans Daudin". Duellman, 1997, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 2: 18–19, commented on a population in southern Venezuela. Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 112-113, provided a brief account and photo. See comments regarding distribution of Venezuelan population by Gorzula and Señaris, 1999 "1998", Scient. Guaianae, 8: 34-35. In the Hypsiboas albopunctatus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 86. Loebmann, Prado, Haddad, Bastos, and Guimarães, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 476, provided records from Ceará and Goiás, Brazil. See account for Surinam population by Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 154-155. See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 406-407, for brief account and records for Guyana. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 65, for comments on range, systematics, 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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