Boana guentheri (Boulenger, 1886)

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

Hyla leucotaenia Günther, 1869 "1868", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1868: 489. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.12.92 (formerly 1862.5.8.9) according to Langone, 1997, Cuad. Herpetol., 11: 14. The consideration of BMNH 1947.2.12.92 (formerly 1862.5.8.9) and 1947.2.24.20-21 (formerly 1882.10.4.15-16) as syntypes by Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 91, is in error. Type locality: "Rio Grande [do Sul]", Brazil. Given as "Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul", Brazil by Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 53, this augmentation in error according to Langone, 1997, Cuad. Herpetol., 11: 18. Preoccupied by Hyla leucotaenia Burmeister, 1861.

Hyla guentheri Boulenger, 1886, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 5, 18: 445. Replacement name for Hyla leucotaenia Günther, 1869 "1868".

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

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

English Names

Gunther's Brazilian Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 55).


Southeastern Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


See Lutz, 1973, Brazil. Spec. Hyla: 120. Formerly considered by some authors (i.e., Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 27: 207 [but see page 85], and Barrio, 1962, Physis, Buenos Aires, 23: 134) to be a synonym of Hyla pulchella. Records of Hyla guentheri from Argentina are based on specimens of Hyla pulchella according to Langone, 1997, Cuad. Herpetol., 11: 13-20, who redescribed the holotype and discussed the confusion in application of this name. In the Hyla pulchella group of Faivovich, Garcia, Ananias, Lanari, Basso, and Wheeler, 2004, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 32: 945. In the Hypsiboas pulchellus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 87-88. Almeida-Silva, Mollo, Mendes, and Verdade, 2016, Zootaxa, 4179: 139–143, reported on larval morphology. Forti, Haddad, Leite, Drummond, Assis, Crivellari, Mello, Garcia, Zornosa-Torres, and Toledo, 2019, PeerJ, 7(e7612): 1–39, reported on advertisement call. 

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