Boana nympha (Faivovich, Moravec, Cisneros-Heredia, and Köhler, 2006)

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

Hypsiboas nympha Faivovich, Moravec, Cisneros-Heredia, and Köhler, 2006, Herpetologica, 62: 97. Holotype: DFCH-USFQ 0355, by original designation. Type locality: "Ecuador: Provincia de Sucumbíos: Reserva de Producción Faunística Cuyabeno, (00° 05′ 02″ S, 76° 12′ 54″ W, 290 m a.s.l.), ca. 3.3 km E of the Lago Agrio--Tarapoa--Puerto El Carmen Road".

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

English Names

None noted.


Upper Amazon Basis of eastern Ecuador, northeastern Peru, and north to the municipality of Puerto Asís, Putumayo, and east to Leticia, Amazonas (Colombia) and presumably in adjacent Brazil, all below 600 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

Likely/Controversially Present: Brazil


In the Hypsiboas benitezi group, and previous confused with Hyloscirtus albopunctulatus (e.g., Duellman and Mendelson, 1995, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 55: 329-376) according to the original publication. Perdomo-Castillo and Mueses-Cisneros, 2014, Herpetotropicos, Mérida, 10: 33–35, provided a record for Putumayo, Colombia, and discussed the 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: 92–93, provided a brief account, photograph, dot map, and genetic barcode for Loreto, Peru.

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