Melanophryniscus diabolicus Martínez Aguirre, Dopazo, Cortelezzi, Arellano, Trofino Falasco, Simoy, and Berkunsky, 2021

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

Melanophryniscus diabolicus Martínez Aguirre, Dopazo, Cortelezzi, Arellano, Trofino Falasco, Simoy, and Berkunsky, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28: 109. Holotype: MLP 5853, by original designation. Type locality: "Argentina, Buenos Aires, Sierra de la Ventana, Municipality of Tornquist (38°4′18.5″ S 62°0′43.5″ W)". 

English Names

Darwin’s Diabolic Toad (original publication). 

Distribution

Highland grassland with rocky soil in the Ventania Mountain System and dune grasslands in the southern part of Buenos Aires province, Argentina: found in only 3 localities, 2 localities in highland grasslands of the Ventania Mountain System, and one record from 1948 in a rocky dune grassland, 100 km away from the highland grassland in  southwestern Province of Buenos Aires. 

Comment

In the Melanophryniscus stelzneri group, according to the original publication, where external morphology, advertisement call, life history, habitat, and conservation status were detailed. 

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