Rhinella gallardoi (Carrizo, 1992)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Rhinella > Species: Rhinella gallardoi

Bufo gallardoi Carrizo, 1992, Cuad. Herpetol., 7: 16. Holotype: MACN 2657, by original designation. Type locality: "Monolito, 1.700 m., Calilegua, Jujuy", Argentina.

Chaunus gallardoiFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 364. Savage and Bolaños, 2009, Zootaxa, 2005: 4, by implication.

Rhinella gallardoiChaparro, Pramuk, and Gluesenkamp, 2007, Herpetologica, 63: 211, by implication.

English Names

Gallardo's Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 41).


Higher elevations (1700–1900 m) of the Calilegua National Park and Valle Grande, Jujuy, Argentina; possibly in adjacent Bolivia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina

Endemic: Argentina


Similar to Bufo spinulosus but in the Bufo veraguensis group according to the original publication. De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 28, discussed the Bolivian record. Lavilla and Cei, 2001, Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 28: 24–25, noted the nomenclatural history and known distribution. Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 60, suggested that the taxon might not occur in Bolivia but regarded previous records as unreliable. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Bufo gallardoi) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 184. Vera Candioti, Grosso, Pereyra, Haad, Lescano, Siu-Ting, Aguilar, and Baldo, 2020, Herpetol. Monogr., 34: 116–130, described larval morphology and transferred this species back into the Rhinella spinulosa group. In the Rhinella marina clade, Rhinella spinulosa group of Pereyra, Blotto, Baldo, Chaparro, Ron, Elias-Costa, Iglesias, Venegas, Thomé, Ospina-Sarria, Maciel, Rada, Kolenc, Borteiro, Rivera-Correa, Rojas-Runjaic, Moravec, De la Riva, Wheeler, Castroviejo-Fisher, Grant, Haddad, and Faivovich, 2021, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 447: 1–156. 

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