Boana polytaenia (Cope, 1870)

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

Hyla polytaenia Cope, 1870 "1869", Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 11: 164. Holotype: MCZ 906 according to the original publication. Now renumbered MCZ 1544, but including two specimens according to Barbour and Loveridge, 1929, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 69: 280. Type locality: "Brazil".

Hyla striata Peters, 1872, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1872: 681. Syntypes: ZMB 7465 (2 specimens) according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 86, and Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 42. Type locality: "Neu-Freiburg" (= Novo Friburgo), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; by implication. Synonymy by Cope, 1875 "1876", J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, Ser. 2, 8: 106; Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 394.

Hyla polytaeniaBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 394.

Hyla polytaenia polytaeniaLutz, 1968, Pearce-Sellards Ser., 12: 9.

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

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

English Names

Cope's Eastern Paraguay Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 57).


Serrania region of Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, and Espírito Santo, Brazil.


In the Hyla pulchella group, Hyla polytaenia clade of Faivovich, Garcia, Ananias, Lanari, Basso, and Wheeler, 2004, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 32: 944. See Hypsiboas goiana and Hypsiboas cipoensis. See Cruz and Caramaschi, 1998, Bol. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, N.S., Zool., 392: 1-19, for account and redefinition. Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 479-480. See comment under Hypsiboas caingua. In the Hypsiboas pulchellus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 87-88. Canelas and Bertoluci, 2007, Iheringia, Zool., 97: 21-26, provided a record for the Serra do Caraça, southern end of the Serra do Espinhaço, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 22-23, suggested that earlier reports of this species in Paraguary are based on misidentified Hypsiboas caingua. Cruz, Feio, and Caramaschi, 2009, Anf. Ibitipoca: 96-97, provided photographs and a brief account for Parque Estadual do Ibitipoca, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Pinheiro, Pezzuti, and Garcia, 2012, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 7: 123-133, reported on larval morphology and vocalizations. Luna-Dias, Ruggeri, and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2019, Herpetol. Notes, 12: 537–542, reported on larval oral cavity morphology. 

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