Osteocephalus cabrerai (Cochran and Goin, 1970)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Osteocephalus > Species: Osteocephalus cabrerai

Hyla cabrerai Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 215. Holotype: USNM 152759, by original designation. Type locality: "Caño Guacayá, a tributary of the lower Río Apoporis, Amazonas, Colombia".

Osteocephalus cabreraiDuellman and Mendelson, 1995, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 55: 343.

English Names

None noted.


Amazonian Brazil (Manaus in Amazonas and Porto Velho in Rondônia), Colombia, and Ecuador (Susumbios, and Orellana Provinces) as well as adjacent northeastern Peru (Loreto and Ucuyali); reported in Suriname, French Guiana, and Amapá, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, Suriname


Removed from the synonymy of Osteocephalus buckleyi by Duellman and Mendelson, 1995, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 55: 343, where it had been placed by Trueb and Duellman, 1971, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 1: 19. Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 182-183, provided a photo and brief account for French Guiana. See account and discussion by Jungfer, 2010, Zootaxa, 2407: 29-33. Ron, Toral, Ortiz, and Almendáriz C., 2011, Check List, 7: 323-325, provided records from Ecuador, noting that previous records from Napo Province, Ecuador are based on Osteocephalus buckleyi, and a distribution map. Menin, Melo, and Lima, 2011, Phyllomedusa, 10: 137-142, reported on morphology on larvae from Manaus, Amazonia, Brazil. Lynch and Suárez-Mayorga, 2011, Caldasia, 33: 235–270, illustrated the tadpole and included the species in a key to the tadpoles of Amazonian Colombia. See account for Suriname population by Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 162-163. See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 410, for brief account and records for Guyana. Metcalf, Marsh, Torres Pacaya, Graham, and Gunnels, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 753–767, reported the species from the Santa Cruz Forest Reserve, Loreto, northeastern Peru. In the Osteocephalus buckleyi species group of Jungfer, Faivovich, Padial, Castroviejo-Fisher, Lyra, Berneck, Iglesias, Kok, MacCulloch, Rodrigues, Verdade, Torres-Gastello, Chaparro, Valdujo, Reichle, Moravec, Gvoždík, Gagliardi-Urrutia, Ernst, De la Riva, Means, Lima, Señaris, Wheeler, and Haddad, 2013, Zool. Scripta, 42: 351-380. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 77, noted that previous records from Venezuela are based on specimens of Osteocephalus helenaeTaucce, Costa-Campos, Carvalho, and Michalski, 2022, Eur. J. Taxon., 836: 114, discussed the evidence for the presence of this species in Amapá, Brazil, and reported on distribution, literature, and conservation status for Amapá, Brazil. Schiesari, Rossa-Feres, Menin, and Hödl, 2022, Zootaxa, 5223: 61–62, detailed larval morphology and natural history. Oliveira, Manzatto, and Sousa , 2024    , Rev. Observatorio Econ. Latinoamer., 22: 15, noted the species in northeastern Porto Velho, Rondônia, Brazil, and compared it morphologically to Osteocephalus helenae.  

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