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.