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).

Rana tepuyana (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, where natural history, comparative morphology, and the advertisement call were detailed. 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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