Boana rosenbergi (Boulenger, 1898)

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

Hyla rosenbergi Boulenger, 1898, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1898: 123. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.12.71–75 (formerly 1898.4.28.147–151, according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 95), NHMW 14850 and 19439.1–2 (according to Häupl and Tiedemann, 1978, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 2: 19, and Häupl, Tiedemann, and Grillitsch, 1994, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 9: 26); MZUT An338 (according to Gavetti and Andreone, 1993, Cat. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat., Torino, 10: 80); and ZSM 1183/0 (lost) according to Glaw and Franzen, 2006, Spixiana, München, 29: 169. Type locality: "Cachabé" (=Cachabí), Provincia Esmeraldas, Ecuador; also noted in the original publication as "Cachabé, a small village on the river of that name, on the N. W. Coast, in the Prov. Esmeraldas", . . . probably about 500 feet above the sea". Lynch and Myers, 1983, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 175: 515, discussed this locality and noted that it is not the same as San Javier de Cachabí.

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

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

English Names

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

Rosenberg's Gladiator Treefrog (Rivera-Correa and Gutiérrez-Cárdenas, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 75).

Rosenberg's Gladiator Frog (Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 111). 


Pacific lowlands from southern Costa Rica to central Colombia and Chocoan western Ecuador, 10 to 966 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama


See Kluge, 1979, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 688: 1–24. See account by Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 253–258, and note by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 863–865. Lips and Savage, 1996, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 109: 17–26, included this species (as Hyla rosenbergi) in a key to the tadpoles found in Costa Rica. Lynch and Suárez-Mayorga, 2001, Caldasia, 23: 491–507, discussed the Colombian range of the species. Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 303–305, provided an account and discussed confusion with Hyla rufitela and Hyla pugnax. In the Hypsiboas faber group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 87. Rivera-Correa and Gutiérrez-Cárdenas, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 75, detailed the know distribution in Colombia. Vera Candioti, 2007, Zootaxa, 1600: 1–175, reported on detailed larval morphology. Horan and Hurme, 2010, Herpetol. Rev., 41: 375, documented a recent colonization of Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 111–112, provided an account and dot map for Ecuador. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 232–235, provided a brief summary of natural history for the species of Hypsiboas in Central America and provided a range map and photograph for this species. Armijos-Ojeda, Székely, Székely, Cogǎlniceanu, Cisneros-Heredia, Ordóñez-Delgado, Escudero, and Espinosa, 2021, ZooKeys, 1063: 39, provided a dot map for Ecuador. 

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