Boana tepuiana (Barrio-Amorós and Brewer-Carias, 2008)

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

Hypsiboas tepuianus Barrio-Amorós and Brewer-Carias, 2008, Zootaxa, 1942: 28. Holotype: EBRG 4653, by original designation. Type locality: "southern slope of Sarisariñama-tepui, Locality VI, Estado Bolívar, Venezuela (4º 25′ N, 64º 7′ W), elev. 420 m".

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

English Names

Tepui Tree Frog (original publication).


Lowlands and uplands (420–1800 m) of the Venezuelan Guayana and extreme northern Brazil east of the Sierra de Maigualida-Parima; known localities include Auyan-tepui and the upper Río Ambutuir, Guaiquinima, Sarisariñama-tepui, Jauatepui, and Quebrada de Jaspe; possibly extending into western Guyana.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil, Venezuela

Likely/Controversially Present: Guyana


In the Hypsiboas benitezi group, and prior to its naming confused with Hypsiboas benitezi according to the original publication. Señaris, Lampo, Rojas-Runjaic, and Barrio-Amorós, 2014, Guía Ilust. Anf. Parque Nac. Canaima: 168–170, 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): 68, 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.  

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