Boana latistriata (Caramaschi and Cruz, 2004)

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

Hyla latistriata Caramaschi and Cruz, 2004, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 62: 248. Holotype: MNRJ 18753, by original designation. Type locality: "BRASIL: MINAS GERAIS: Itamonte: Parque Nacional do Itatiaia, Brejo da Lapa (22° 21′ S, 44° 44′ W, 2160 m)".

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

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

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the vicinity of the type locality (Brejo da Lapa, Parque Nacional do Itatiaia, Itamonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


In the Hyla polytaenia group according to the original publication. In the Hypsiboas pulchellus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 87-88. Orrico, Mongin, and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2007, Zootaxa, 1531: 25–37, reported on larval morphology. Luna-Dias and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2019, ZooKeys, 820: 83–94, reported on calls. Faivovich, Pinheiro, Lyra, Pereyra, Baldo, Muñoz-Saravia, Reichle, Brandão, Giaretta, Thomé, Chaparro, Baêta, Widholzer, Baldo, Lehr, Wheeler, Garcia, and Haddad, 2021, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 155 (106981): 15, had placed this taxon into the synonymy of Boana polytaenia, but seemingly reluctantly. Shortly thereafter Vasconcellos, Colli, and Cannatella, 2021, J. Biogeograph., 48: 311, in a study that paralleled that of Faivovich et al. (2021) recovered Boana latistriata as the sister taxon of Boana beckeri and relatively distant from Boana polytaenia, albeit with a somewhat different set of gene sequences, alignment methods, and tree-building methods. Confronted with this kind of disagreement I (DRF) think the conservative path forward is to recognize Boana latistriata separate from Boana polytaenia, pending more work on the ground.

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