Boana heilprini (Noble, 1923)

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

Hyla heilprini Noble, 1923, Am. Mus. Novit., 61: 1. Holotype: AMNH 11401, by original designation. Type locality: "among stones in ravine of mountain torrent, Lo Bracita [= Los Bracitos], Prov. Pacificador [now Duarte]", Dominican Republic.

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

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

English Names

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

Hispaniolan Green Treefrog (Hedges, Powell, Henderson, Hanson, and Murphy, 2019, Caribb. Herpetol., 67: 13).


Hispaniola, West Indies, below 1856 m elevation in isolated populations.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Dominican Republic, Haiti


Trueb and Tyler, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 24: 1-60, provided an account. In the Hypsiboas albopunctatus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 86. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 252. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 83-84, summarized the natural history literature. Galvis-Peñuela, Sánchez-Pacheco, Ospina-Sarria, Anganoy-Criollo, Gil, and Rada, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 9: 154–169, described larval ontogeny and external morphology. Galvis-Peñuela, Caorsi, Sánchez-Pacheco, and Rada, 2016, Bioacoustics, 25: 89–97, reported on the advertisement call, as Hypsiboas heilprini. Díaz, Incháustegui, Marte, and Chong, 2015, Novit. Caribaea, Santo Domingo, 8: 1–29, reported on larval morphology. Ali and Hedges, 2021, J. Biogeograph., 48: 2699–2707, discussed Antillean biogeography employing this species as one of the exemplars. Ríos-López, 2023, In Rios-Lopez and Heatwole (eds.), Conserv. Biogeograph. Amph. Caribb.: 218–262, discussed conservation status and surrounding issues, and suggested that the understanding of the range requires corroboration.  

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