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.


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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