Boana dentei (Bokermann, 1967)

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

Hyla dentei Bokermann, 1967, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 27: 109. Holotype: WCAB 35880, by original designation; now in MZUSP. Type locality: "Serra do Navio, Amapá, Brasil".

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

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

English Names

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


Amapá, Brazil, and French Guiana; likely to occur in Suriname (but see comment).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil, French Guiana

Likely/Controversially Present: Suriname


In the Hyla albopunctata group or Hyla geographica group, according to the original publication. Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 124-125, provided a brief account and photo. In the Hypsiboas albopunctatus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 86. See account for Suriname population by Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 144-145, although the characters reported in this account render the specimens to be members of the Boana semilineata group and not the Boana albopunctata group according to Marinho, Costa-Campos, Pezzuti, Magalhães, and Dias-Souza, 2020, J. Nat. Hist., London, 54: 971–990, who rediagnosed and redescribed the species and also provided descriptions of larval morphology and vocal repertoire and discussed habitat and natural history. Rainha, Martinez, Moraes, Castro, Réjaud, Fouquet, Leite, Rodrigues, and Werneck, 2021, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 134: 177–197, included this species in their Boana steinbachi clade and discussed phylogenetics and the influence of subtle environmental factors on geographic variation in morphology.    

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