Boana caingua (Carrizo, 1991)

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

Hyla caingua Carrizo, 1991 "1990", Cuad. Herpetol., 5: 32. Holotype: MACN 33294, by original designation. Type locality: "Iguazú, Misiones", Argentina.

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

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

English Names

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


Misiones and adjacent Corrientes provinces in northeastern Argentina and throughout eastern Paraguay to Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil; isolated population in São Paulo, Santa Catarina, Paraná, and Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay


In the Hyla polytaenia group according to the original publication and formerly confused with Hyla polytaenia. Transferred to the Hyla pulchella group by Cruz and Caramaschi, 1998, Bol. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, N.S., Zool., 392: 6. See Lavilla and Cei, 2001, Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 28: 42, for summary of recent literature. In the Hyla pulchella group of Faivovich, Garcia, Ananias, Lanari, Basso, and Wheeler, 2004, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 32: 938-950. In the Hypsiboas pulchellus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 87-88. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 9, briefly discussed the range in Paraguay. Kolenc, Borteiro, Alcalde, Baldo, Cardozo, and Faivovich, 2008, Zootaxa, 1927: 1–66, reported on larval morphology. Aoki, Landgref, Sousa, Oda, Gamarra, and Souza, 2010, Herpetol. Rev., 41: 507, provided the record for Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, and commented on the range. Souza and Lima, 2012, Check List, 8: 800-801, also provided a record for Mato Grosso do Sul and commented on the range. Weiler, Núñez, Airaldi, Lavilla, Peris, and Baldo, 2013, Anf. Paraguay: 62, provided a brief account, image, and dot map for Paraguay. Rocha and Giasson, 2014, Check List, 10: 583–584, provided a record for Santa Catarina, Brazil, and discussed the range. Guerra Batista, Gambale, Lourenço-de-Moraes, Campos, and Bastos, 2015, North-West. J. Zool., Romania, 11: 253–261, reported on calls. 

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