Boana hobbsi (Cochran and Goin, 1970)

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

Hyla hobbsi Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 311. Holotype: MCZ 28052, by original designation. Type locality: "Caño Guacayá, a tributary of the Río Apoporis, in Amazonas, Colombia".

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

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

English Names

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


Extreme southeastern Colombia, ca. 200 m elevation, and Cerro Neblina, Amazonas, Venezuela; presumably in the intervening parts of Brazil although so far only recorded from Estação Ecológica Juami-Japurá, vicinity of Vila Bittencourt, and São Gabriel da Cachoeira, northwestern Amazonas, Brazil. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela


See Pyburn, 1978, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 91: 123-131, for taxonomic status. See Hoogmoed and Gruber, 1983, Spixiana, München, Suppl., 9: 365, for resurrection of this name from the synonymy of Hyla punctata, where it had been placed by Duellman, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 27: 10. Barrio-Amorós, 1999 "1998", Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 18: 30, provided the Venezuelan record. In the Hypsiboas punctatus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 88. Simões, Rojas-Runjaic, Gagliardi-Urrutia, and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2019, Herpetol. Notes, 12: 211–219, provided a record for Brazil (Estação Ecológica Juami-Japurá, municipality of Japurá, Amazonas, Brazil) and described the advertisement call. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 64–65, for comments on range and literature. Señaris and Rojas-Runjaic, 2020, in Rull and Carnaval (eds.), Neotrop. Divers. Patterns Process.: 571–632, commented on range and conservation status in the Venezuelan Guayana. Almeida, Moraes, Rojas-Zamora, Roberto, Carvalho, Ávila, Frazão, Silva, Menin, Werneck, Hrbek, Farias, and Gordo, 2021, Zootaxa, 4933: 301–323, transferred Boana hobbsi into the Boana benitezi group, the sister of Boana tepuiana, on the basis of molecular information, and provided additional morphological data and a better understanding of its range (mapped) in Brazilian Amazonia. 

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