Adelophryne gutturosa Hoogmoed and Lescure, 1984

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Eleutherodactylidae > Subfamily: Phyzelaphryninae > Genus: Adelophryne > Species: Adelophryne gutturosa

Adelophryne gutturosa Hoogmoed and Lescure, 1984, Zool. Meded., Leiden, 58: 101. Holotype: BMNH 1983.1139, by original designation. Type locality: "between camp IV and V, northern slopes of Mount Roraima, Guyana (60° 46´ W 5° 17´ N), 3000 feet (914 m)".

English Names

Guiana Shield Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 70).


Guiana Shield, from Mount Roraima, Mount Ayanganna, and Pakaraima Mountains, Guyana, nearby Sierra de Lema and Grana Sabana, Venezuela (Bolívar), and northern-most Roraima, Brazil; expected in southern Suriname and southern French Guiana. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil, Guyana, Venezuela

Likely/Controversially Present: French Guiana, Suriname


Ayarzagüena and Diego-Aransay, 1985, Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 45: 159–160, and Barrio-Amorós, 1999 "1998", Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 18: 50, provided the Venezuelan record. MacCulloch, Lathrop, Kok, Minter, Khan, and Barrio-Amorós, 2008, Zootaxa, 1884: 36–50, provided an account. Kok and Kalamandeen, 2008, Intr. Taxon. Amph. Kaieteur Natl. Park: 150–151, provided an account. MacCulloch, Lathrop, Kok, Minter, Khan, and Barrio-Amorós, 2008, Zootaxa, 1884: 36–50, described the advertisement call. MacCulloch and Lathrop, 2009, R. Ontario Mus. Contrib. Sci., 4: 12, commented on specimens from Mount Ayanganna, Guyana. Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 334, commented on the lack of specimens from Suriname. Lourenço-de-Moraes, Solé, and Toledo, 2012, Zootaxa, 3441: 64, provided a dot map of the range. See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 393, for brief account and records for Guyana. Señaris, Lampo, Rojas-Runjaic, and Barrio-Amorós, 2014, Guía Ilust. Anf. Parque Nac. Canaima: 126–127, provided a photograph and a brief account for the Parque Nacional de Canaima, Venezuela. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 51–52, for comments on range and literature. 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. Taucce, Costa-Campos, Carvalho, and Michalski, 2022, Eur. J. Taxon., 836: 112, noted that the records of nominal Adelophryne gutturosa from Amapá, Brazil, published by Silva e Silva and Costa-Campos, 2018, ZooKeys, 762: 136, and Pedroso-Santos, Sanches, and Costa-Campos, 2019, Herpetol. Notes, 12: 803) actually apply to Adelophryne amapaensis

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