Hypsiboas melanopleura (Boulenger, 1912:185)

Lower Andes treefrog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Hyla melanopleura Boulenger, 1912:185; Boana melanopleura Boulenger, 1912:185


Conservation Status

Last record: 1912

Rediscovered in 2003

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Boulenger, G. A. (1912). Descriptions of new batrachians from the Andes of South America, preserved in the British Museum. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 8(10): 185-191.


Other references:

Ariadne Angulo, Edgar Lehr, Wilfredo Arizabal, Karl-Heinz Jungfer. 2004. Hypsiboas melanopleura. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55553A11331524. Downloaded on 12 February 2017.

Duellman, W.E., De la Riva, I. and Wild, E. (1997). Frogs of the Hyla armata and Hyla pulchella groups in the Andes of South America, with definitions and analyses of phylogenetic relationships of Andean group of Hyla. Natural History Museum, The University of Kansas: 17-19.

Faivovich, Julián, Haddad, Célio F. B., Garcia, Paulo C. O., Frost, Darrel R., Campbell, Jonathan A. and Wheeler, Ward C. (2005). Systematic review of the frog family Hylidae, with special reference to Hylinae: Phylogenetic analysis and taxonomic revision. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 294: 1-240, 16 figures, 2 tables, 5 appendices.

Lehr, E. and von May, R. (2004). Rediscovery of Hyla melanopleura Boulenger, 1912 (Amphibia: Anura: Hylidae). Salamandra 40(1): 51-58.

Rodríguez, L.O., Cordova, J.H. and Icochea, J. 1993. Lista preliminar de los anfibios del Peru. Publicaciones del Museo de Historia Natural U.N.M.S.M. 45: 1-22.

Scheffers, Brett R., Yong, Ding Li, Harris, J. Berton C., Giam, Xingli and Sodhi, Navjot S. (2011). The world’s rediscovered species: back from the brink? PLoS ONE 6(7): e22531. [Supporting Information (Table S1)]


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