Dendrophryniscus brevipollicatus Jiménez de la Espada, 1870

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Dendrophryniscus > Species: Dendrophryniscus brevipollicatus

Dendrophryniscus brevipollicatus Jiménez de la Espada, 1870, J. Sci. Math. Phys. Nat., Lisboa, 3: 65. Type(s): Not stated; presumably in MNCN. Neotype designated by Cruz, Caramaschi, Fusinatto, and Brasileiro, 2019, Zootaxa, 4648: 32, as MNRJ 91627. Type locality: "in Brasil; prope Rio de Janeiro, in Monte Corcovado"; given as "Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 34. Neotype from "Açude da Solidão (22°57’S, 43°17’W, Datum WGS 84; 410 m above sea level), Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Municipality of Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro", Brazil. 

Dendrophryniscus brevipollicatus lutzi Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 27: 138. Syntypes: MNRJ, not located by Miranda-Ribeiro, 1955, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 42: 408. Type locality: "Corcovado", city of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Dendrophryniscus brevipollicatus brevipollicatus Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 27: 138, by implication.

Dendrophryniscus brevipollicatus travassoi A. Miranda-Ribeiro in Miranda-Ribeiro, 1955, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 42: 409. Nomen nudum associated with label on one of the syntypes of Dendrophryniscus brevipollicatus lauroi

English Names

Coastal Tree Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 44).

Distribution

Forested areas below 500 m elevation in the state of Rio de Janeiro (municipalities of Cachoeiras de Macacu, Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Magé, Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro, and Silva Jardim), Brazil. 

Comment

See revision by Cruz, Caramaschi, Fusinatto, and Brasileiro, 2019, Zootaxa, 4648: 27–62, who redelimited the species; all literature prior to this should be used with caution as it may apply to the derivative species Dendrophryniscus izecksohni, Dendrophryniscus haddadi, Dendrophryniscus jureia, or Dendrophryniscus davori. See comment under Dendrophryniscus leucomystax. For discussion of distribution see Braun and Braun, 1979, Iheringia, Zool., 54: 47-54. See accounts by Cochran, 1955 "1954", Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 206: 10-12, and Izecksohn, 1994 "1993", Rev. Brasil. Zool., 10: 473-488. Izecksohn and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2001, Anf. Municipio Rio de Janeiro: 31, provided a brief account and photo. Izecksohn, 1971, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 54: 129-136, reported on color pattern variation. Cruz and Fusinatto, 2008, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 3: 25, commented on the range. 

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