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). 


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.     

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