Boana almendarizae (Caminer and Ron, 2014)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Boana > Species: Boana almendarizae

Hypsiboas almendarizae Caminer and Ron, 2014, ZooKeys, 370: 33. Holotype: QCAZ 39650, by original designation. Type locality: "Ecuador, Provincia Morona Santiago, General Leonidas Plaza, 'Limón', on the road to Gualaceo (2.9796°S, 78.4415°W), 1237 m above sea level". Zoobank: 

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

English Names

Almendariz's Treefrog (original publication). 


Eastern Andean slopes of central and southern Ecuador (Morona Santiago, Napo, and Tungurahua provinces) at elevations of 500 to 1950 m. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


In the Hypsiboas albopunctatus species group, Hypsiboas calcaratus complex, most similar to Hypsiboas fasciatus and Hypsiboas calcaratus according to the original publication. Batallas-Revelo and Brito-M., 2016, Rev. Mexicana Biodiversidad, 87: 1292–1300, reported on vocalizations from Sangay National Park, southeastern Ecuador. 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. Rainha, Martinez, Moraes, Castro, Réjaud, Fouquet, Leite, Rodrigues, and Werneck, 2021, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 134: 177–197, included this species in their Boana calcarata clade and discussed phylogenetics and the influence of subtle environmental factors on geographic variation in morphology. 

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