Scinax onca Ferrão, Moravec, Fraga, Pinheiro de Almeida, Kaefer, and Lima, 2017

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

Scinax onca Ferrão, Moravec, Fraga, Almeida, Kaefer, and Lima, 2017, ZooKeys, 706: 142. Holotype: INPA-H 34584, by original designaton. Type locality: "kilometre 350 of the BR-319 Highway (5°15'57"S, 61°55'58"W, ca. 59 m a.s.l., . . . ), municipality of Beruri, State of Amazonas, Brazil". 

English Names

Jaguar Snouted Treefrog (original publication). 


Known from the middle section of the Purus–Madeira interfluvial region (State of Amazonas, Brazil), and two small areas lying in southern part of Purus–Madeira interfluvial region, close to municipality of Porto Velho (Rondônia, Brazil) and west along that drainage to extreme northern Bolivia; km northeast of the Nueva Reforma Native Community, Requena Province, Loreto, Peru, in the Tapiche River Basin. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Bolivia, Brazil, Peru


Previous confusion with Scinax iquitorum, the first record from Peru, and a discussion of issues of identification provided by Chávez, 2018, Phyllomedusa, 17: 279–283. 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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