Scinax exiguus (Duellman, 1986)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Scinaxinae > Genus: Scinax > Species: Scinax exiguus

Ololygon exigua Duellman, 1986, Copeia, 1986: 866. Holotype: KU 167094, by original designation. Type locality: "Km 144 on the El Dorado-Santa Elena de Uairén Road in the Gran Sabana, Estado de Bolívar, Venezuela, 1210 m (05° 53′ N, 61° 23′ W)".

Scinax exiguaDuellman and Wiens, 1992, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 151: 22.

Scinax exiguusKöhler and Böhme, 1996, Rev. Fr. Aquar. Herpetol., 23: 139.

English Names

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


Northern part of the Gran Sabana (drainage of the Río Caroní), Estado de Bolívar, Venezuela, at elevations of 1210–1350 m into the northern part of the state of Roraima, Brazil. 


In the Scinax staufferi, according to the original publication. Duellman, 1997, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 2: 21, commented on a population in southeastern Venezuela. In the Scinax ruber clade, unassigned to group, of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 97. See comments regarding distribution of Venezuelan population by Gorzula and Señaris, 1999 "1998", Scient. Guaianae, 8: 41. Araujo-Vieira, 2017 "2016", Herpetol. Rev., 47: 624, provided records from the state of Roraima, Brazil, and briefly discussed the known range. Carvalho, Azarak, Bang, Duellman, and Giaretta, 2017, Neotropical Biodiversity, 3: 196–202, reassessed the vocalization and distribution in Roraima, Brazil. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 83, 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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