Hyloscirtus japreria Rojas-Runjaic, Infante-Rivero, Salerno, and Meza-Joya, 2018

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Hyloscirtus > Species: Hyloscirtus japreria

Hyloscirtus japreria Rojas-Runjaic, Infante-Rivero, Salerno, and Meza-Joya, 2018, Zootaxa, 4382: 126. Holotype: MHNLS 19236, by original designation. Type locality: "Guacharaca Camp, Tetari Kopejoacha creek, Rio Negro basin, Sierra de Perijá, Machiques de Perijá municipality, Zulia state, Venezuela (10°04’21.9 N–72°51’16.7 W; elevation 1,661 m asl)". http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:B2888C18-AE2D-40E2-BFEC-BCB929790317 

English Names

Perijá’s Stream Frog (original publication). 


Known from several localities on the eastern versant of the Sierra de Perijá (Zulia state) in Venezuela, and an additional locality on the western versant in Colombia (La Guajira department); all between 1430 and 1832 m elevation. 

Geographics occurrence

Natural resident: Colombia, Venezuela


In the Hyloscirtus bogotensis group according to the original publication, where molecular markers, external morphology, and the advertisement call were described. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 70–71, for comments on range, systematics, and literature.

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