Check List 13(5): 671-681, doi: 10.15560/13.5.671
Unveiling the geographic distribution of Boana pugnax (Schmidt, 1857) (Anura, Hylidae) in Venezuela: new state records, range extension, and potential distribution
expand article infoMoisés Escalona§, David Prieto-Torres|, Fernando J. M. Rojas-Runjaic#
‡ Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil§ Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela| Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela¶ Instituto de Ecología, Xalapa, Mexico# Museo de Historia Natural La Salle, Caracas, Venezuela
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Boana pugnax is a treefrog inhabiting open lowlands from southern Central America and northwestern South America. Its geographic distribution in Venezuela is poorly understood due, in part, its morphological similarity with B. xerophylla (with which is frequently confused) and the few localities documented. In order to increase the knowledge of the distribution of B. pugnax in the country, we examined the specimens of B. pugnax and B. xerophylla deposited in 4 Venezuelan museums, compiled the locality records of B. pugnax, and generated a model of potential distribution for species. We report 46 new localities for the species in Venezuela, including 8 new state records, which increases considerably its range extension.
Rana platanera; Chiriqui-flusse treefrog; Boana faber species group; Neotropics; species distribution modeling