Scinax iquitorum Moravec, Tuanama, Pérez-Peña, and Lehr, 2009

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

Scinax iquitorum Moravec, Tuanama, Pérez-Peña, and Lehr, 2009, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 4: 10. Holotype: MUSM27577, by original designation. Type locality: "the vicinity of Puerto Almendras (03°49′46″S, 073°22′32″W; ca. 120 m a.s.l.,), ca. 17 km straight SW of Iquitos, Region Loreto, Peru".

English Names

None noted.


Known currently from the area of Río Nanay and Peruvian Río Yavari, Region Loreto, Peru; likely extending into adjacent Amazonas, Brazil. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Likely/Controversially Present: Brazil

Endemic: Peru


In the Scinax ruber clade according to the original publication. Machado, Machado, Paiva, and Moravec, 2015, Herpetozoa, Wien, 27: 189–190, and Melo-Sampaio and Souza, 2015, Check List, 11 (Art. 1681): 1–6, provided records from Acre, Brazil, and briefly discussed the range. Chávez, 2018, Phyllomedusa, 17: 279–283, reassigned the Brazilian records of Scinax iquitorum to Scinax onca. Gagliardi-Urrutia, García Dávila, Jaramillo-Martinez, Rojas-Padilla, Rios-Alva, Aguilar-Manihuari, Pérez-Peña, Castroviejo-Fisher, Simões, Estivals, Guillen Huaman, Castro Ruiz, Angulo Chávez, Mariac, Duponchelle, and Renno, 2022, Anf. Loreto: 122–123, provided a brief account, photograph, dot map, and genetic barcode for Loreto, Peru. In the Scinax funereus 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): 113 (see comment under Hylinae).

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