Boana crepitans (Wied-Neuwied, 1824)

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

Hyla crepitans Wied-Neuwied, 1824, Abbild. Naturgesch. Brasil., Heft 8: pl. 50, fig. 1. Syntypes: Including animal figured in pl. 47, fig. 1 of the original; AMNH 785 considered a syntype (other not traced) and designated lectotype by Kluge, 1979, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 688: 10. Type locality: "Tamburil, Jiboya, Arrayal da Conquista" Bahia Brazil; restricted to "Tamburil, [Municipality of] Condeúbas, Bahia, Brazil", by Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 48. See comments by  Vanzolini and Myers, 2015, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 395: 72, and Bauer and Günther, 2013, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 89: 175.  

Hypsiboas crepitansWagler, 1830, Nat. Syst. Amph.: 200.

Auletris crepitansLeunis, 1844, Synops. Drei Naturr., Zool., Ed. 1: 145.

Hyla (Hylomedusa) crepitansBurmeister, 1856, Erläut. Fauna Brasil.: 103.

Hyla crepitansCochran, 1955 "1954", Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 206: 66.

Hypsiboas crepitansFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 87.

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

English Names

Rattle-voiced Treefrog (Cochran, 1961, Living Amph. World: 139).

Emerald-eyed Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 55).


Brazilian states of Ro Grande do Norte, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Piauí, Alagoas, Sergipe, Bahia, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Goiás, and Tocantins. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


Much of the literature formally referencing this species now applies to Hypsiboas xerophylla, following the revision of Orrico, Nunes, Mattedi, Fouquet, Lemos, Rivera-Correa, Lyra, Loebmann, Pimenta, Caramaschi, Rodrigues, and Haddad, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 99–113. Röhr and Juncá, 2013, J. Herpetol., 47: 549–554, reported on the advertisement call structure. Juncá, 2006, Biota Neotrop., 6: 1–17, briefly summarized the presence of this species in the Serra da Jibóia region, Bahia, Brazil, and its habitat. Lynch and Suárez-Mayorga, 2011, Caldasia, 33: 235–270, illustrated the tadpole and included the species in a key to the tadpoles of Amazonian Colombia.  Dantas, Tavares, Pascoal, Nadaline, Ávila, Vasconcelos, and Oda, 2019, Biodiversity, 20: 149–160, provided a dot map and a model-predicted range. Silva, Carvalho, Pereira Silva, Fadel, Dantas, Brandão, and Santana, 2020, Biota Neotrop., 20 (1: e20190838): 16, reported the species from Arraias Municipality, state of Tocantins, Brazil, and detailed the known range. Dubeux, Silva, Nascimento, Gonçalves, and Mott, 2019, Rev. Nordestina Zool., 12: 18–52, summarized the literature on larval morphology. See Dubeux, Nascimento, Lima, Magalhães, Silva, Gonçalves, Almeida, Correia, Garda, Mesquita, Rossa-Feres, and Mott, 2020, Biota Neotrop., 20 (2: e20180718): 1–24, for characterization and identification of larvae north of the Rio São Francisco in the Atlantic Forest of northeastern Brazil. Vaz-Silva, Maciel, Nomura, Morais, Guerra Batista, Santos, Andrade, Oliveira, Brandão, and Bastos, 2020, Guia Ident. Anf. Goiás e Dist. Fed. Brasil Central: 44–45, provided an account. Eterovick, Souza, and Sazima, 2020, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 1–292, provided an account, life history information, and an identification scheme for the Serra de Cipó, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Reported from the Environmental Protection Area of Catolé and Fernão Velho, Alagoas, Brazil, by Dubeux, Nascimento, Gonçalves, and Mott, 2021, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 61 (e20216176): 1–10, who provided a key to the frogs of that region. Pezzuti, Leite, Rossa-Feres, and Garcia, 2021, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 22 (Special Issue): 1–109, described and discussed larval morphology and natural history. Palmeira, Gonçalves, Dubeux, Lima, Lambertini, Valencia-Aguilar, Jenkinson, James, Toledo, and Mott, 2022, Cuad. Herpetol., 36: 65–75, reported on habitat in Natural Heritage Reserve Mata Estrela, Baía Formosa, Rio Grande do Norte state, Brazil. Santos, Feio, and Nomura, 2023, Biota Neotrop., 23 (3:e20231486): 1–43, characterized tadpole morphology of Boana cf. crepitans as part of an identification key to the tadpoles of the Brazilian Cerrado.        

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