Scinax castroviejoi De la Riva, 1993

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Scinax > Species: Scinax castroviejoi

Scinax castroviejoi De la Riva, 1993, J. Herpetol., 27: 42. Holotype: CET A600, by original designation. Type locality: "Laguna de Bermejo, 1130 m, Provincia Florida, Departamento Santa Cruz, Bolivia (18° 07′ S, 63° 38′ W)".

English Names

Temperate Snouted Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 63).


Temperate Andean valleys of the Eastern Andes in southern Bolivia and into Argentina (see comment).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina, Bolivia


Intermediate between Scinax fuscovarius and Scinax nasicus, according to the original publication, so presumably in the former Scinax ruber group. In the Scinax ruber clade, unassigned to group, of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 97. See De la Riva, Márquez, and Bosch, 1994, Bijdr. Dierkd., 64: 75–85, for advertisement call. De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 36, discussed the difficulty in identification between this species and Scinax fuscovarius, noting the possible occurrence of Scinax castroviejoi in Argentina. Lavilla and Cei, 2001, Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 28: 54, reported on the distribution in Argentina. Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 106-108, provided a brief account. Lavilla, Barrionuevo, and Baldo, 2002, Cuad. Herpetol., 16: 104, suggested that attention to call parameters are required to distinguish this species from Scinax fuscovarius and that this will be needed to document categorically the existence of this species in Argentina. Ferraro, Blotto, Baldo, Barrasso, Barrionuevo, Basso, Cardozo, Cotichelli, Faivovich, Pereyra, and Lavilla, 2018, in Vaira, Akmentins, and Lavilla (eds.), Cuad. Herpetol., 32 (Supl. 1): 17–19, noted that the taxonomic status of this species remains problematic. In the Scinax eurydice group of Araujo-Vieira, Lourenço, Lacerda, Lyra, Blotto, Ron, Baldo, Pereyra, Suárez-Mayorga, Baêta, Ferreira, Barrio-Amorós, Borteiro, Brandão, Brasileiro, Donnelly, Dubeux, Köhler, Kolenc, Leite, Maciel, Nunes, Orrico, Peloso, Pezzuti, Reichle, Rojas-Runjaic, Silva, Sturaro, Langone, Garcia, Rodrigues, Frost, Wheeler, Grant, Pombal, Haddad, and Faivovich, 2023, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 27 (Special Issue): 101 (see comment under Hylinae).

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