Boana joaquini (Lutz, 1968)

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

Hyla raddiana joaquini Lutz, 1968, Pearce-Sellards Ser., 10: 13. Holotype: MNRJ 4033, by original designation. Type locality: "outside São Joaquim, [Serra Geral,] in the state of Santa Catarina (28° 17′ 19″ S., 49° 55′ 56″ W.) at about 1,350 meters altitude, in open, montane meadow formation", Brazil.

Hyla pulchella joaquiniLutz, 1973, Brazil. Spec. Hyla: 80.

Hyla joaquiniGarcia, Vinciprova, and Haddad, 2003, Herpetologica, 59: 353.

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

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

English Names

None noted.


Open formations and Araucaria forests in the highlands of the Serra Geral in the southern part of Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


See Garcia, Vinciprova, and Haddad, 2003, Herpetologica, 59: 350–363, for elevation from subspecies status under Hyla pulchella and account describing vocalization and tadpole morphology; these authors noted that Hyla joaquini is more similar to Hyla semiguttata than to Hyla pulchella.  Ananias, Garcia, and Recco-Pimentel, 2004, Hereditas, Lund, 140: 42–48, commented on karyotype. 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. See comments by Antunes, Faivovich, and Haddad, 2008, Copeia, 2008: 170–190. Widholzer and Prieto-Torres, 2022, North-West. J. Zool., Romania, 18: 168–178, discussed distribution pattern, niche conservatism, and ecological differentiation. 

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