Scinax wandae (Pyburn and Fouquette, 1971)

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

Hyla wandae Pyburn and Fouquette, 1971, J. Herpetol., 5: 97. Holotype: USNM 192305, by original designation. Type locality: "12 km NNE of Villavicencio, [Departamento] Meta, Colombia; elevation about 580 m".

Ololygon wandaeFouquette and Delahoussaye, 1977, J. Herpetol., 11: 393.

Scinax wandaeDuellman and Wiens, 1992, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 151: 23.

English Names

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


Llanos of Colombia and Amazonian lowlands, eastern slopes of Andes and Upper Llanos of Venezuela (Amazonas, Bolívar, Apure, and Barinas States). 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Venezuela


In the Scinax ruber clade of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 96. Barrio-Amorós and Fuentes-Ramos, 2003, Herpetol. Rev., 34: 163, provided the Venezuela records. Barrio-Amorós and Chacón-Ortiz, 2004, Herpetol. Rev., 35: 184, provided the Barinas state, Venezuela, record. Lynch, 2006, Caldasia, 28: 142, provided a life-history note. Pombal, Bilate, Gambale, Signorelli, and Bastos, 2011, Herpetologica, 67: 288–299, reported on vocalization. Lynch and Suárez-Mayorga, 2011, Caldasia, 33: 235–270, illustrated the tadpole and included the species in a key to the tadpoles of Amazonian Colombia. Guarnizo, Paz, Muñoz-Ortiz, Flechas-Hernández, Méndez-Narváez, and Crawford, 2016, PLoS One, 10(5: e0127312): 1–20, suggested on the basis of molecular evidence that two species likely exist under this binomial. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 87, 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. In the Scinax cruentomma 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): 96 (see comment under Hylinae).     

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