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.


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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