Scinax kennedyi (Pyburn, 1973)

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

Hyla kennedyi Pyburn, 1973, J. Herpetol., 7: 297. Holotype: UTA A-3697, by original designation. Type locality: "ca. 110 mi. ESE Puerto Gaitán, Departamento de Meta, Colombia . . . . from the base of a tall grass clump at the edge of a recently filled pond in grassland".

Ololygon kennedyiFouquette and Delahoussaye, 1977, J. Herpetol., 11: 392.

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

English Names

Kennedy's Snouted Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 64).


Llanos of eastern Colombia and adjacent Amazonas (Puerto Ayacucho), southern Venezuela; Roraima state, Brazil. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela


In the Scinax ruber clade, Scinax rostratus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 96-97. Barrio-Amorós, 1999 "1998", Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 18: 36, provided the Venezuelan locality. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 84–85, for comments on range and literature. Señaris and Rojas-Runjaic, 2020, in Rull and Carnaval (eds.), Neotrop. Divers. Patterns Process.: 571–632, commented on range and conservation status in the Venezuelan Guayana.  Bang and Giaretta, 2017, Check List, 13 (3: 2150): 1–13, a new record (as Scinax rostratus) from Roraima, Brazil, and discussed the range, reassignment of older records, and advertisement call; this identification changed to Scinax kennedyi by Lopes and Giaretta, 2022, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 22 (e202262036): 1-8, who also discussed comparative morphology, range, and advertisement calls, and provided a dot map. In the Scinax rostratus 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): 76 (see comment under Hylinae). 

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