Incilius mccoyi Santos-Barrera and Flores-Villela, 2011

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Incilius > Species: Incilius mccoyi

Incilius mccoyi Santos-Barrera and Flores-Villela, 2011, J. Herpetol., 45: 211. Holotype: MZFC 9935, by original designation. Type locality: "42.5 km S of Creel, on the Creel-Huachochi road Chihuahua, Mexico. . . . . located at 27° 38′ 35″ N, 107° 48′ 21″ W, in pine-oak forest, 1,400-m elevation".

English Names

None noted.


Pine and pine-oak woodlands of western Chihuahua and adjacent eastern Sonora, montane Sinaloa in the vicinity of Badiraguato, and southeast to south-central Durango, Mexico, 900 to 2670 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


Confused with Incilius occidentalis prior to its naming according to the original publication. See comment under Incilius occidentalis. Mendelson, Mulcahy, Williams, and Sites, 2011, Zootaxa, 3138: 1-34, suggested that Incilius mccoyi is a members in an unnamed monophyletic group (the name Incilius alvarius group is availabe-DRF) that includes Incilius alvarius, Incilius occidentalis, Incilius mccoyi, and Incilius tacanensisLemos-Espinal, 2007, Anf. Rept. Chihuahua Mexico: 39–40, provided an account (as Bufo occidentalis) for Chihuahua, Mexico. Streicher, Reyes-Velasco, Cox, Campbell, and Flores-Villela, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 207–210, reported a number of records from montane Durango, Mexico. Lemos-Espinal, Smith, and Valdes-Lares, 2019, Amph. Rept. Durango: 54–55, provided a brief account for Durango, Mexico. Castro-Bastidas, 2022, Rev. Latinoam. Herpetol., 5: 15–19, provided a record from the municipality of Badiraguato, northeastern Sinaloa, Mexico, and a dot map of the species.    

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