Ansonia mcgregori (Taylor, 1922)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Ansonia > Species: Ansonia mcgregori

Bufo mcgregori Taylor, 1922, Philipp. J. Sci., 21: 182. Holotype: EHT 1468A, by original designation; now CAS 61839 according to Taylor, 1944, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 30: 127, and Slevin and Leviton, 1956, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 28: 535; reported in error as destroyed in WWII by Van Tuijl, 1995, Bull. Zool. Mus. Univ. Amsterdam, 14: 127. Type locality: "near Pasonanka [= Pasonanca], Zamboanga", Mindanao, Philippines.

Ansonia mcgregoriInger, 1960, Fieldiana, Zool., 39: 501.

English Names

McGregor's Stream Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 39).

Distribution

Mountains of central and western Mindanao, Philippines (see comment).

Comment

Placed in the synonymy of Ansonia muelleri by Inger, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 33: 242, but resurrected by Inger, 1960, Fieldiana, Zool., 39: 501. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 158. Sanguila, Siler, Diesmos, Nuñeza, and Brown, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 333–350, reported on molecular phylogeography, reporting two unnamed lineages in western Mindanao. Bedoya, Nuñeza, Amparado, Torres, and Leaño, 2019, IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth & Environm. Sci., 528 (012019): 1–7, reported on geographic variation in advertisement call, noting a likely unnamed species. 

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