Boana stellae (Kwet, 2008)

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

Hypsiboas stellae Kwet, 2008, Salamandra, 44: 2. Holotype: MCP 5621, by original designation. Type locality: "A small unnamed forest stream (confluent of Rio Pardinho which is a confluent of Rio Pardo; both streams are tributaries of Rio Jacuí), at the southern slope of the South Brazilian Araucaria plateau, at about 400 m a.s.l., about 15 km N of Sinimbu, 52° 36′ W, 29° 34′ S, Municipality of Sinimbu, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil".

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

English Names

None noted.


Currently known only from the southern slope of the Araucaria Plateau in central Rio Grande do Sul, at 200–600 m elevation

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


In the Hypsiboas semiguttatus clade of the Hypsiboas pulchellus group according to the original publication, where the advertisement call, external morphology, and life history were detailed. Widholzer and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2018, Zootaxa, 4508: 582–586, reported on larval morphology. Widholzer and Prieto-Torres, 2022, North-West. J. Zool., Romania, 18: 168–178, discussed distribution pattern and ecological differentiation. 

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