Boana ornatissima (Noble, 1923)

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

Hyla ornatissima Noble, 1923, Zoologica, New York, 3: 291. Holotype: AMNH 13491, by original designation. Type locality: "Meamu, Mazaruni R., British Guiana".

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

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

English Names

Ornate Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 57).


Guianas (Suriname, French Guiana, Guyana, and the states of Bolívar, Mongas and Delta Amacuro in Venezuela) and Amapá, Brazil, to Guainía, Colombia.


Resurrected from the synonymy of Hyla granosa (now Boana cinerascens) by Hoogmoed, 1979, Zool. Verh., Leiden, 172: 15, where it had been placed by Rivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 101. Lynch and Vargas-Ramírez, 2001 "2000", Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 24: 588, provided the Colombian record. Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 134–135, provided a brief account and photo. Venezuelan record provided by Señaris and Vernet, 1997, Herpetol. Rev., 28: 207. Tentatives place in the Boana punctatus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 88, but transferred to the Boana benitezi group by Faivovich, McDiarmid, and Myers, 2013, Am. Mus. Novit., 3792: 51. See account for Suriname population by Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 156–157. See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 407, for brief account and records for Guyana. Señaris, Lampo, Rojas-Runjaic, and Barrio-Amorós, 2014, Guía Ilust. Anf. Parque Nac. Canaima: 160–161, 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): 65, 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. Taucce, Costa-Campos, Carvalho, and Michalski, 2022, Eur. J. Taxon., 836: 96–130, reported on distribution, literature, and conservation status for Amapá, Brazil. 

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