Boana lemai (Rivero, 1972)

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

Hyla lemai Rivero, 1972 "1971", Caribb. J. Sci., 11: 183. Holotype: UPRM 3179, by original designation. Type locality: "Paso del Danto, La Escalera, entre El Dorado y Sta. Elena de Uairen, Serranía de Lema, 1300–1400 m.", Estado Bolívar, Venezuela.

Hypsiboas lemaiFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 87.

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

English Names

Lema Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 56).


La Escalera region (Bolívar, Venezuela) and Mount Roraima and Mount Ayanganna in Guyana, 600 to 1400 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Guyana, Venezuela


In the Hypsiboas benitezi group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 86–87. M. S. Hoogmoed in Duellman, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 139, reported the species for Mount Roraima, Guyana, and MacCulloch and Lathrop, 2005, Phyllomedusa, 4: 25, reported the species for Mount Ayanganna, Guyana. Myers and Donnelly, 2008, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 308: 52–53, discussed a specimen from Auyantepui, Venezuela. Duellman, 1997, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 2: 16, commented on a population in southern Venezuela. MacCulloch and Lathrop, 2009, R. Ontario Mus. Contrib. Sci., 4: 13–14, commented on specimens from Mount Ayanganna, Guyana. See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 405–406, for brief account and records for Guyana. Señaris, Lampo, Rojas-Runjaic, and Barrio-Amorós, 2014, Guía Ilust. Anf. Parque Nac. Canaima: 156–157, 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): 64, 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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