Melanophryniscus cambaraensis Braun and Braun, 1979

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Melanophryniscus > Species: Melanophryniscus cambaraensis

Melanophryniscus cambaraensis Braun and Braun, 1979, Iheringia, Zool., 54: 7. Holotype: MRGS 9797, by original designation. Type locality: "Fortaleza dos Aparados, Município de Cambará do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul (RS), Brasil, 900 m".

English Names

Brazilian Redbelly Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 44).


Known from the type locality (Município de Cambará do Sul) and Município São Francisco de Paula, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


In the Melanophryniscus tumifrons group according to the original publication and according to Cruz and Caramaschi, 2003, Bol. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, N.S., Zool., 500: 1-11. Bernardo-Silva, Santos, and Both, 2010, Zootaxa, 2569: 67–68, reported on tadpole morphology. Zank, Becker, Abadie, Baldo, and Maneyro, 2014, PLoS One, E 9(4: e94625): 1–11, provided modeled distribution maps for the species under climate change. Caorsi, Bordignon, Márquez, and Borges-Martins, 2020, Zootaxa, 4894: 206–220, reported on the advertisement call, which could not be distinguished from that of Melanophryniscus macrogranulosus, and provided the locality from Município São Francisco de Paula, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. 

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