Scinax funereus (Cope, 1874)

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

Scytopis funereus Cope, 1874, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 26: 123. Syntypes: ANSP 11396-97, according to Malnate, 1971, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 123: 350. Type locality: "Moyabamba, [Departamento San Martín,] Peru".

Hyla funereaBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 404; Duellman, 1971, Herpetologica, 27: 218.

Hyla depressiceps Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 402. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.13.52-53 (formerly according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 89; including animals figured on pl. 25, fig. 4 of the original publication. Type locality: "Ecuador". Synonymy by Duellman, 1971, Herpetologica, 27: 218.

Phyllomedusa (Scytopsis) funereusKnauer, 1878, Naturgesch. Lurche: 112.

Hyla rubra inconspicua Melin, 1941, Göteborgs K. Vetensk. Vitterh. Samh. Handl., Ser. B, 1: 34. Holotype: NHMG 480, according to Duellman, 1971, Herpetologica, 27: 218. Type locality: "Roque, [Departamento de San Martín,] Perú". Synonymy by Duellman, 1971, Herpetologica, 27: 218.

Ololygon funereaFouquette and Delahoussaye, 1977, J. Herpetol., 11: 392.

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

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

English Names

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


Upper Amazon Basin in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Acre, Brazil.


Formerly in the Scinax ruber grou; this 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. Duellman, 1978, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 65: 143–144, provided a brief account including characterization of call and tadpole. See account by Duellman and Wiens, 1993, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 153: 13-16 Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 22: 48–49, provided a brief account for the Iquitos region of northeastern Peru. Redescribed by Duellman, 1971, Herpetologica, 27: 218-220. Medina-Rangel, Thompson, Ruiz-Valderrama, Fajardo Muñoz, Lombana Lugo, Londoño-Guarnizo, Moquena Carbajal, Ríos Rosero, Sánchez Pamo, and Sánchez, 2019, in Pitman et al. (eds.), Bajo Caguán–Caquetá, Rapid Invent. 30: 119, reported the species from Caquetá Department, Colombia. See brief account for the Manu region, Peru, by Villacampa-Ortega, Serrano-Rojas, and Whitworth, 2017, Amph. Manu Learning Cent.: 194–195.   

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