Scinax oreites Duellman and Wiens, 1993

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

Scinax oreites Duellman and Wiens, 1993, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 153: 25. Holotype: KU 181776, by original designation. Type locality: "8 km NNE Balzapata (05° 46′ S, 77° 48′ W; 1850 m), Provincia Bonagará, Departamento Amazonas, Peru".

English Names

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


Upper montane rainforest (cloudforest) at elevation of 2000-2400 m on the front ranges of the Andes in northern and central Peru (departments of Amazonas, Pasco, and San Martín), descending to 1600 m in lower montane rainforest on the eastern slopes of the Andes.


In the Scinax ruber group according to the original publication. The Scinax ruber group rejected as nonmonophyletic by Faivovich, 2002, Cladistics, 18: 367-393. In the Scinax ruber clade of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 96. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 617.

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