Tepuihyla tuberculosa (Boulenger, 1882)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Tepuihyla > Species: Tepuihyla tuberculosa

Hyla tuberculosa Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 355. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.13.34 (formerly 1880.12.5.172) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 95; presumably this is the animal figured in plate 24, fig. 1 of the original publication. Type locality: "Canelos", Provincia Pastaza, Ecuador.

Ecnomiohyla tuberculosaFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 100. Provisional arrangement. 

Hypsiboas tuberculosa —  Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 21. Provisional placement. 

Tepuihyla tuberculosaRon, Venegas, Ortega-Andrade, Gagliardi-Urrutia, and Salerno, 2016, ZooKeys, 630: 127. 

Boana tuberculosa — Dubois, 2017, Bionomina, 11: 28. 

English Names

Canelos Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 58).


Upper Amazon Basin in Ecuador and northeastern Peru, 132 to 1076 m elevation. Record for Amazonas, Brazil, presumably applies to Tepuihyla shushupe; record from southeastern Colombia presumably applies to Tepuihyla shushupe as well and requires confirmation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador, Peru

Likely/Controversially Present: Brazil, Colombia


See Duellman, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 27: 1–27 Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 22: 38–39, provided a brief account for the Iquitos region of northeastern Peru as Hyla tuberculosaSavage and Kubicki, 2010, Zootaxa, 2719: 22, regarded the assignment of this species to Ecnomiohyla as problematic as it lacks the morphological synapmorphies they associate with application of the generic name. Forti, Foratto, Márquez, Pereira, and Toledo, 2018, PeerJ, 6(e4813): 1–19, characterized the advertisement call. See discussion by Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 21, on why they provisionally placed this species in Hypsiboas. Ron, Venegas, Ortega-Andrade, Gagliardi-Urrutia, and Salerno, 2016, ZooKeys, 630: 115–154, provided an extensive discussion of the systematics and identification of the species and demonstrated that former Ecnomiohyla tuberculosa is a member of TepuihylaGagliardi-Urrutia, García Dávila, Jaramillo-Martinez, Rojas-Padilla, Rios-Alva, Aguilar-Manihuari, Pérez-Peña, Castroviejo-Fisher, Simões, Estivals, Guillen Huaman, Castro Ruiz, Angulo Chávez, Mariac, Duponchelle, and Renno, 2022, Anf. Loreto: 130–131, provided a brief account, photograph, dot map, and genetic barcode for Loreto, Peru.

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