Incilius porteri (Mendelson, Williams, Sheil, and Mulcahy, 2005)

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

Bufo porteri Mendelson, Williams, Sheil, and Mulcahy, 2005, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 38: 17. Holotype: KU 97519, by original designation. Type locality: "6 mi [9.6 km] NE Escuela Panamericana, Cerro Uyuca, 5200 ft [1584 m], Francisco Morazán, Honduras".

Cranopsis porteriFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 364.

Ollotis porteriFrost, Grant, and Mendelson, 2006, Copeia, 2006: 558, by implication.

Incilius porteriFrost, Mendelson, and Pramuk, 2009, Copeia, 2009: 418–419, by implication.

English Names

None noted.


Lower montane tropical forest habitats in the Montañas de Comayagua region (Departments of Comayagua, Francisco Morazán, and La Paz), Honduras, 1584 to 2100 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Honduras

Endemic: Honduras


In the Incilius coccifer complex and confused with Incilius ibarrai and Incilius coccifer (all as Bufo) prior to its description, according to the original publication. Mendelson, Mulcahy, Williams, and Sites, 2011, Zootaxa, 3138: 1-34, suggested that this species is a member of a monophyletic Incilius coccifer group that includes Incilius coccifer, Incilius cycladen, Incilius ibarrai, Incilius pisinnus, Incilius porteri, and Incilius signiferKöhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 104–115, compared this species to others in Central America and provided a range map and photograph. Firneno and Townsend, 2019, Zool. Scripta, 48: 454–465, reported on genetics, range, and relationship to Incilius ibarrai and Incilius cocciferFirneno, O'Neill, Portik, Emery, Townsend, and Fujita, 2020, Mol. Ecol., 29: 3543–3559, discussed incomplete lineage sorting and mtDNA/nuDNA discordance in the Incilius coccifer complex (Incilius coccifer, Incilius porteri, and Incilius ibarrai). See also Streicher and Day, 2020, Mol. Ecol., 29: 3400–3402, who commented on that paper and the issues it raised. 

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