Boana microderma (Pyburn, 1977)

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

Hyla microderma Pyburn, 1977, J. Herpetol., 11: 405. Holotype: UTA A-5012, by original designation. Type locality: "about 2 km S. Yapima (long. 69° 28′ W, lat. 1° 03′ N), Comisaria de Vaupés, Colombia".

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

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

English Names

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


Upper Amazon Basin in southeastern Colombia, northeastern Peru, and Brazil in western Amazonas, Acre, northern Rondonia, and Amazonas; likely to occur in northern Bolivia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil, Colombia, Peru


In the Hypsiboas benitezi group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 86-87. França and Venâncio, 2010, Biotemas, 23: 71–84, provided a record for the municipality of Boca do Acre, Amazonas, with a brief discussion of the range. Melo-Sampaio, Meneghelli, Venâncio, Ruy, Silva, Suendel, Messias, and Souza, 2012, Check List, 8: 147-148, provided the first record for Rondonia and a spot map for its entire range. Metcalf, Marsh, Torres Pacaya, Graham, and Gunnels, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 753–767, reported the species from the Santa Cruz Forest Reserve, Loreto, northeastern Peru. Gagliardi-Urrutia, García Dávila, Jaramillo-Martinez, Rojas-Padilla, Rios-Alva, Aguilar-Manihuari, Pérez-Peña, Castroviejo-Fisher, Simões, Estivals, Guillen Huaman, Castro Ruiz, Angulo Chávez, Mariac, Duponchelle, and Renno, 2022, Anf. Loreto: 90–91, provided a brief account, photograph, dot map, and genetic barcode for Loreto, Peru.

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