Scarthyla goinorum (Bokermann, 1962)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Scarthyla > Species: Scarthyla goinorum

Hyla goinorum Bokermann, 1962, Neotropica, 8: 86. Holotype: WCAB 1401, by original designation; now in MZUSP. Type locality: "Tarauacá, Estado de Acre, Brasil".

Ololygon goinorumFouquette and Delahoussaye, 1977, J. Herpetol., 11: 393.

Scarthyla ostinodactyla Duellman and de Sá, 1988, Tropical Zool., 1: 119. Holotype: KU 205756, by original designation. Type locality: "Reserva Cuzco Amazónico, 15 km E Puerto Maldonado (12° 33′ S, 69° 03′ W, 200 m), Departamento Madre de Dios, Peru". Synonymy by De la Riva, 2000, Amphibia-Reptilia, 21: 495.

Scinax goinorumDuellman and Wiens, 1992, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 151: 22.

Scarthyla goinorumDe la Riva, 2000, Amphibia-Reptilia, 21: 495.

English Names

Tarauaca Snouted Treefrog (Scinax goinorum: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 64).

Madre de Dios Treefrog (Scarthyla ostinodactyla [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 63).


Upper Amazon Basin, from extreme northern Bolivia to the Iquitos region of northeastern Peru, as well as in adjacent Colombia, Acre (Brazil) and down the valley of the Amazon to Amapá and Pará, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Peru


Scinax goinorum was included in the Scinax staufferi group by Duellman and Wiens, 1992, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 151: 22; transferred to Scarthyla as a senior synonym of Scarthyla ostinodactyla by De la Riva, 2000, Amphibia-Reptilia, 21: 495 Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 22: 47–48, provided a brief account for the Iquitos region of northeastern Peru as Scarthyla ostinodactylaDuellman, 2005, Cusco Amazonico: 235–237, provided an account (adult and larval morphology, description of the call, life history). Lynch, 2005, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 29: 581-588, provided a specific locality for the vicinity of Leticia, Colombia. Gascon, 1994, Herpetol. Rev., 25: 162, provided a number of localities from Amazonas, Brazil. França and Venâncio, 2010, Biotemas, 23: 71–84, provided a record for the municipality of Boca do Acre, Amazonas, with a brief discussion of the range. Bernarde, Machado, and Turci, 2011, Biota Neotrop., 11: 117–144, reported specimens from Reserva Extrativista Riozinho da Liberdade, Acre, 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. Telles, Carvalho, Gordo, Kaefer, Marin da Fonte, and Menin, 2017, Herpetozoa, Wien, 30: 88–92, provided new records for Amazonas and Pará, Brazil, and provided a dot map for the species. See brief account for the Manu region, Peru, by Villacampa-Ortega, Serrano-Rojas, and Whitworth, 2017, Amph. Manu Learning Cent.: 192–193. 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. Taucce, Costa-Campos, Carvalho, and Michalski, 2022, Eur. J. Taxon., 836: 96–130, reported on distribution, literature, and conservation status for Amapá, Brazil. Schiesari, Rossa-Feres, Menin, and Hödl, 2022, Zootaxa, 5223: 67–68, detailed larval morphology and natural history. Crnobrna, Santa-Cruz Farfan, Gallegos, López-Rojas, Llanqui, Panduro Pisco, and Kelsen Arbaiza, 2023, Check List, 19: 445, provided a record from Ucayali Department, central-eastern Peru. 

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