Brachycephalus bufonoides Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Brachycephalidae > Genus: Brachycephalus > Species: Brachycephalus bufonoides

Brachycephalus ephippium var. bufonoides Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920, Rev. Mus. Paulista, São Paulo, 12: 314. Syntypes: MZUSP 811 (2 specimens out of a lot of 6), by original designation; MZUSP 1459 (renumbered) designated lectotype by Pombal, 2010, Bol. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, N.S., Zool., 526: 8. Type locality: "Serra de Macahé", Brazil. Given as "Serra de Macaé, Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro", Brazil, by Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 16.

Brachycephalus bufonoides — Pombal, 2010, Bol. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, N.S., Zool., 526: 8. 

English Names

None noted.


Known only from Serra de Macaé, Nova Friburgo Municipality, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Removed from the synonymy of Brachycephalus ephippium by Pombal, 2010, Bol. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, N.S., Zool., 526: 8, where it had been placed by Cochran, 1955 "1954", Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 206: 5-7. Tentatively assigned to the Brachycephalus ephippium group by Ribeiro, Bornschein, Belmonte-Lopes, Firkowski, Morato, and Pie, 2015, PeerJ, 3 (e1011): 1–35. Folly, Amaral, Carvalho-e-Silva, and Pombal, 2020, Zootaxa, 4819: 265–294, reported on the call and osteology and enhanced the diagnosis and who confirmed its membership in the Brachycephalus ephippium group. Folly, Luna-Dias, Miguel, Ferreira, Machado, Lopes, and Pombal, 2023, Acta Zool., Stockholm, 104: 71–105, reviewed the osteology.  

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