Nesorohyla kanaima (Goin and Woodley, 1969)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Nesorohyla > Species: Nesorohyla kanaima

Hyla kanaima Goin and Woodley, 1969, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 48: 135. Holotype: BMNH 1965.230, by original designation. Type locality: "Mt. Kanaima, the Potaro River, [Potaro District,] British Guiana [= Guyana]".

Myersiohyla kanaimaFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 89.

Nesorohyla kanaima — Pinheiro, Kok, Noonan, Means, Haddad, and Faivovich, 2018, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 185: 231. 

English Names

Kanaima Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 56).


Mount Kanaima, Mount Ayanganna, and Mount Roraima, southern Guyana.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Guyana

Endemic: Guyana


See Duellman and Hoogmoed, 1992, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 147: 13–15, for discussion. MacCulloch and Lathrop, 2005, Phyllomedusa, 4: 30–31, reported the species for Mount Ayanganna, Guyana, and provided an account. MacCulloch and Lathrop, 2009, R. Ontario Mus. Contrib. Sci., 4: 14, commented on specimens from Mount Ayanganna, Guyana. See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 409, for brief account and records for Guyana. Pinheiro, Kok, Noonan, Means, Haddad, and Faivovich, 2018, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 185: 226–245, characterized larval morphology, the advertisement call, and noted call differences between the two know populations. 

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