Frostius pernambucensis (Bokermann, 1962)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Frostius > Species: Frostius pernambucensis

Atelopus pernambucensis Bokermann, 1962, Neotropica, 8: 42. Holotype: WCAB 3511, by original designation; now in MZUSP. Type locality: "Dois Irmãos, alrededores de Recife, Pernambuco, Brasil".

Frostius pernambucensisCannatella, 1986, Herpetologica, 42: 198.

English Names

Frost’s Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 44).


Known from the type locality (near Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil), the Murici Forest Reserve, Alagoas, the Municipality of João Pessoa, Paraíba, and the Municipality of Santa Terezinha-Pedra Branca (Serra da Jibóia), Bahia, Brazil  


See Peixoto and Freire, 1998, Herpetol. Rev., 29: 172, for Alagoas, Brazil, record. Pimenta and Caramaschi, 2007, Zootaxa, 1508: 64, provided a record from the Municipality of João Pessoa, State of Paraíba, northeastern Brazil. Juncá, Röhr, Lourenço-de-Moraes, Santos, Protázio, Mercês, and Solé, 2012, Acta Herpetol., Firenze, 7: 189-201, reported on the advertisement call. Juncá, 2006, Biota Neotrop., 6: 1–17, briefly summarized the presence of this species in the Serra da Jibóia region, Bahia, Brazil, and its habitat. Juncá and Freitas, 2001, Herpetol. Rev., 32: 270–271, reported the species from the Municipality of Santa Terezinha-Pedra Branca (Serra da Jibóia), Bahia, Brazil. Dubeux, Silva, Nascimento, Gonçalves, and Mott, 2019, Rev. Nordestina Zool., 12: 18–52, summarized the literature on larval morphology. See Dubeux, Nascimento, Lima, Magalhães, Silva, Gonçalves, Almeida, Correia, Garda, Mesquita, Rossa-Feres, and Mott, 2020, Biota Neotrop., 20 (2: e20180718): 1–24, for characterization and identification of larvae north of the Rio São Francisco in the Atlantic Forest of northeastern Brazil.  

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