Melanophryniscus cupreuscapularis Céspedez and Alvarez, 2000

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

Melanophryniscus cupreuscapularis Céspedez and Alvarez, 2000 "1999", FACENA, 15: 59. Holotype: UNNEC 03163, by original designation. Type locality: "Perichon, lugar situado en un área periurbana a 13 km del centro de la ciudad de Corrientes (27° 25′ S, 58° 45′ W), Departamento Capital, provincia de Corrientes, Argentina".

English Names

None noted.


Known from the vicinity of the type locality in northeastern Corrientes, Argentina, and adjacent extreme southern Paraguay, 50-70 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina, Paraguay


In the Melanophryniscus stelzneri 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. Céspedez and Motte, 2007, FACENA, 23: 31-42, mapped the distribution in Paraguay. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 612. Duré, Schaefer, and Kehr, 2015, J. Herpetol., 49: 53–59, reported on the acoustic reprertoire. 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. Duré, Schaefer, and Kehr, 2015, J. Herpetol., 49: 53–59, reported on the acoustic repertoire. 

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