Boana semiguttata (Lutz, 1925)

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

Hyla semiguttata Lutz, 1925, C. R. Mém. Hebd. Séances Soc. Biol. Filial., Paris, 93 (1925, vol. 2): 211. Holotype: not stated, but AL-MNRJ 68, according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 100. Type locality: "S[ão] Bento [do Sul], état de S[anta] Catharina", Brazil.

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

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

English Names

Speckled Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 58).


Slopes of the Serra do Mar from the Municipio de Piraquara in State of Paraná through the Municipio de São Bento do Sul, reaching Municipio de Rio dos Cedros both in the State of Santa Catarina, southern Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


See Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 477. Previous Argentinian records of Hyla claresignata have been referred to this taxon by Carrizo, 1991 "1990", Cuad. Herpetol., 5: 32–39. In the Hyla pulchella group according to Duellman, De la Riva, and Wild, 1997, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 3: 17. Ananias, Garcia, and Recco-Pimentel, 2004, Hereditas, Lund, 140: 42–48, reported on karyotype. In the Hyla pulchella group of Faivovich, Garcia, Ananias, Lanari, Basso, and Wheeler, 2004, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 32: 938–950. In the Hypsiboas pulchellus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 87–88. See comment under Hypsiboas curupi. Garcia, Faivovich, and Haddad, 2007, Copeia, 2007: 933–951, provided an account, redescribed the holotype. See comments by Antunes, Faivovich, and Haddad, 2008, Copeia, 2008: 170–190, and Kwet, 2008, Salamandra, 44: 1–14. Widholzer and Prieto-Torres, 2022, North-West. J. Zool., Romania, 18: 168–178, discussed distribution pattern, niche conservatism, and ecological differentiation. 

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