The identity of the poorly known treefrog Hyla varelae Carrizo, 1992 (Anura: Hylidae)
PINHEIRO, PAULO D.P.; CARRIZO, GUSTAVO R.; FAIVOVICH, JULIÁN
Año: 2019 vol. 283 p. 186 - 186
Hyla varelae Carrizo, 1992 is an Argentinean species only known from the holotype. The study of thisspecimen indicates that it pertains to the Boana pulchella group and it is a junior synonym of Hyla riojanaKoslowsky, 1895 (currently Boana riojana). We traced the itinerary of the field trip in which the holotypewas collected using the catalog of the collection where it was initially housed (Centro Nacional deEstudios IologicosdCENAI). These data and the study of other specimens collected during that tripindicate that the type specimen was wrongly associated with the reported type locality of H. varelae(Selvas del Río de Oro, Chaco, Argentina; far away from the known distribution of B. riojana). The holotypewas most probably collected in Horco Molle, Yerba Buena, Tucuman, Argentina.