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Gladiator frog Osa.JPG
Boana rosenbergi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Subfamily: Cophomantinae
Genus: Boana
Gray, 1825
Type species
Rana boans
About 90 species (see text)
  • Hysaplesia Boie in Schlegel, 1826
  • Hypsiboas Wagler, 1830
  • Auletris Wagler, 1830
  • Lobipes Fitzinger, 1843
  • Hypsipsophus Fitzinger, 1843
  • Phyllobius Fitzinger, 1843
  • Centrotelma Burmeister, 1856
  • Hylomedusa Burmeister, 1856
  • Cinclidium Cope, 1867
  • Cophomantis Peters, 1870
  • Cincloscopus Cope, 1871

Boana is a genus of frogs in the family Hylidae. They are called gladiator frogs, gladiator treefrogs or Wagler Neotropical treefrogs. These frogs live in tropical Central and South America from Nicaragua to Argentina. They also live in the Caribbean, in Trinidad and Tobago.[1]

For a while, scientists thought using this genus was a mistake. They started using it again after taking a long look again at Hylidae. They decided that about 70 species that they had put in the genus Hyla should be in Boana instead. Since then, scientists have written reports about many newly discovered Boana species.[1][2]

Species[change | change source]

As of April 2020, there are 95 species of frogs in this genus:[1]

Hyla palliata and Hypsiboas hypselops are also listed in this article because scientists are not sure about them.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Frost, Darrel R. (2020). "Boana Gray, 1825". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.1. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  2. Julián Faivovich; Célio F.B. Haddad; Paulo C.A. Garcia; Darrel R. Frost; Jonathan A. Campbell; Ward C. Wheeler (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. CiteSeerX doi:10.1206/0003-0090(2005)294[0001:SROTFF]2.0.CO;2. hdl:2246/462.

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