Boana ventrimaculata Caminer and Ron, 2020

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

Boana ventrimaculata Caminer and Ron, 2020, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 190: 171. Holotype: QCAZ 51241, by original designation. Type locality: "Ecuador, Provincia Orellana, Estación Científica Yasun. PUCE (0.673° S, 77.407° W), 245 m a.s.l.". Zoobank publication registration: AD80E63E-EF0E-42FB-8AE3-47B705CA4454

English Names

Yasuní Treefrog (original publication). 


Amazon basin of Ecuador (provinces of Morona Santiago, Napo, Orellana, Pastaza and Sucumbíos), Peru (Loreto), and Brazil (Estado do Amazonas and Amapá [see comment]), elevation range vary between 64 and 1035 m; likely to extend into southeastern Colombia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil, Ecuador, Peru

Likely/Controversially Present: Colombia


In the Boana semilineata species group according to the original publication, where the call was also detailed. Gagliardi-Urrutia, García Dávila, Jaramillo-Martinez, Rojas-Padilla, Rios-Alva, Aguilar-Manihuari, Pérez-Peña, Castroviejo-Fisher, Simões, Estivals, Guillen Huaman, Castro Ruiz, Angulo Chávez, Mariac, Duponchelle, and Renno, 2022, Anf. Loreto: 96–97, provided a brief account, photograph, dot map, and genetic barcode for Loreto, Peru. Fonseca, Nascimento, Mesquita, Moraes, Almeida, and Bernarde, 2023, Herpetol. Rev., 54: 240, provided a record (photo voucher only) from the Municipality of Tarauacá, Acre, Brazil. 

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