Boana riojana
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Species Description: Faivovich et al. 2004 Mol. Phyl. Evol. raise status from subspecies of H. pulchella.

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Argentina, Bolivia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from La Rioja and Catamarca Provinces in north-west Argentina.

Habitat and Ecology

It is presumed to be a larval developer and to breed in water, but there is very little other information on its habitat and ecological requirements.


No information is currently available regarding its population status.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information currently available concerning the threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been removed from synonymy, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was resurrected from synonymy of Hyla pulchella by Faivovich et al. (2004). It was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hypsiboas (Faivovich et al. 2005).


Simon Stuart 2006. Hypsiboas riojanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61780A12542442. .Downloaded on 20 January 2019


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