Boana jimenezi (Señaris and Ayarzagüena, 2006)

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

Hypsiboas jimenezi Señaris and Ayarzagüena, 2006, Herpetologica, 62: 309. Holotype: MHNLS 16070, by original designation. Type locality: Quebrada Atapere, headwater of the Cucurital river (05° 43′ 17.7″ N, 62° 34′ 21.1″ W), 970 m, Canaima National Park, Bolívar State, Venezuela".

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

English Names

None noted.


Known from montane streams on the southern slopes of Auyantepui and from its summit in the state of Bolívar, Venezuela, 970 to 2100 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


Most similar to an possibly related to the Hypsiboas punctatus group according to the original publication. Myers and Donnelly, 2008, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 308: 53-58, discussed new material. Señaris, Lampo, Rojas-Runjaic, and Barrio-Amorós, 2014, Guía Ilust. Anf. Parque Nac. Canaima: 154–155, provided a photograph and a brief account for the Parque Nacional de Canaima, Venezuela. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 65, for comments on range, systematics, 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.

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