Bokermannohyla alvarengai (Bokermann, 1956)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Bokermannohyla > Species: Bokermannohyla alvarengai

Hyla alvarengai Bokermann, 1956, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 12: 357. Holotype: MZUSP 1680, by original designation. Type locality: "Santa Barbara, próximo a Belo Horizonte, Estado de Minas Gerais, Brasil". Given as "Serra do Caraça, Santa Barbara, Minas Gerais", Brazil by Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 44.

Bokermannohyla alvarengaiFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 84.

English Names

Santa Barbara Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 54).

Alvarenga's Treefrog (Eterovick and Sazima, 2004, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 41).


Serra do Espinhaço in Bahia and Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


In the Bokermannohyla pseudopseudis group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 83-84. Eterovick and Sazima, 2004, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 41-42, provided a photograph and brief account (as Hyla alvarengai). Nali, Zamudio, and Prado, 2014, Amphibia-Reptilia, 35: 355-360, who characterized a number of polymorphic microsatellite markers. Eterovick, Souza, and Sazima, 2020, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 1-292, provided an account, life history information, and an identification scheme for the Serra de Cipó, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Bang, Rocha, Leal, and Leite, 2020, Zootaxa, 4896: 145–150, reported on vocalization and natural history. Oliveira, Gehara, Solé, Lyra, Haddad, Silva, Magalhães, Leite, and Burbrink, 2021, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 160 (107113): 1–11, reported on molecular phylogeography. Pezzuti, Leite, Rossa-Feres, and Garcia, 2021, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 22 (Special Issue): 1–109, described and discussed larval morphology and natural history. Santos, Feio, and Nomura, 2023, Biota Neotrop., 23 (3:e20231486): 1–43, characterized tadpole morphology as part of an identification key to the tadpoles of the Brazilian Cerrado.     

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