Allophryne ruthveni Gaige, 1926

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Allophrynidae > Genus: Allophryne > Species: Allophryne ruthveni

Allophryne ruthveni Gaige, 1926, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 176: 2. Holotype: UMMZ 63419, by original designation. Type locality: "Tukeit Hill, below Kaiteur Falls, British Guiana [= Guyana]".

Sphoenohyla seabrai Bokermann, 1958, Neotropica, 4: 43. Holotype: WCAB 3092, by original designation; now in MZUSP. Type locality: "Serra do Navio, Territorio Federal do Amapá, Brasil". Synonymy by Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 91.

Dryomelictes seabraiGoin, 1961, Ann. Carnegie Mus., 36: 9.

Sphaenorhynchus scabraiGorham, 1974, Checklist World Amph.: 112. Incorrect subsequent spelling of species name.

English Names

Tukeit Hill Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 36).


South of the Orinoco River in Venezuela (Amazonas and Bolívar), through Guyana and Surinam to central Brazil (Rondonia, Amapa, Pará, Amazonas, northern Mato Grosso, and Roraima), and possibly into adjacent Bolivia (see comment); expected in adjacent eastern Colombia. 


See Hoogmoed, 1969, Zool. Meded., Leiden, 44: 75–81, Caldwell and Hoogmoed, 1998, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 666: 1–3 (who provided a detailed account and reported on advertisement call), and Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 44 (who also reported on advertisement call). De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 57, considered this species possibly to occur in Bolivia. Duellman, 1997, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 2: 9, commented on a population in Venezuela. Barrio-Amorós, 1999 "1998", Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 18: 4, commented on the Venezuelan range. Langone and Segalla, 1997, Cuad. Herpetol., 11: 87–88, reported the species in the Estado de Rondônia, Brazil. Bernarde, Machado, Macedo-Bernarde, Monção, and Silva, 2007, Check List, 2(3): 5–6, provided an additional record for Rondônia, Brazil. Kok and Kalamandeen, 2008, Intr. Taxon. Amph. Kaieteur Natl. Park: 110–113, provided a brief, but informative, account. See account for Surinam population by Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 16–19. See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 370, for brief account of population in Guyana. See brief taxonomic account for Venezuela by Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 6. Señaris and Rojas-Runjaic, 2020, in Rull and Carnaval (eds.), Neotrop. Divers. Patterns Process.: 571–632, commented on range and conservation status in the Venezuelan Guayana. 

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