Dendrophryniscus proboscideus (Boulenger, 1882)

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

Phryniscus proboscideus Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 150, pl. 13, fig. 1. Syntypes: BMNH 1869.2.22.8 (reregistered 1947.2.14.77), 1869.11.3.24 (reregistered 1947.2.14.78), 1869.11.3.28 (reregistered 1947.2.14.79), according to Hoogmoed, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 76. Type locality: "Bahia", Brazil. Stated to be "Probably in the vicinity of [Salvador]", Bahia, Brazil by Feio, Pimenta, and Silvano, 2003, Amphibia-Reptilia, 24: 108. Junior secondary homonym of Bufo proboscidea Spix, 1824.

Atelopus proboscideusBoulenger, 1894, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 14: 374-375.

Dendrophryniscus proboscideusMcDiarmid, 1971, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 12: 40; Fouquet, Recoder, Teixeira, Cassimiro, Amaro, Camacho, Damasceno, Carnaval, Moritz, and Rodrigues, 2012, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 62: 827.

Rhamphophryne proboscideaIzecksohn, 1976, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 36: 342.

Rhinella proboscideaChaparro, Pramuk, and Gluesenkamp, 2007, Herpetologica, 63: 211, by implication.

Rhinella boulengeri Chaparro, Pramuk, Gluesenkamp, and Frost, 2007, Copeia, 2007: 1027. Replacement name for Phryniscus proboscideus Boulenger, 1882, a junior homonym of Bufo proboscideus Spix, 1824, in Rhinella.

English Names

Beaked Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 45 [as Rhamphophryne proboscidea]).


Isolated records in fragments of Atlantic Forest in eastern Bahia (Salvador, Fazenda Boa Sorte, and Uruçuca) and northeastern Minas Gerais (Fazenda Limoeiro), Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


See account (as Rhamphophryne proboscidea) by Izecksohn, 1976, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 36: 341-345. Feio, Pimenta, and Silvano, 2003, Amphibia-Reptilia, 24: 108-112, reported on new localities other than the type locality. Lantyer-Silva, Lourenço-de-Moraes, Siqueira, and Solé, 2011, Check List, 7: 825-826 provided a range extension within Bahia (as Rhinella boulengeri).

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