Melanophryniscus klappenbachi Prigioni and Langone, 2000

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

Melanophryniscus klappenbachi Prigioni and Langone, 2000, Comun. Zool. Mus. Hist. Nat. Montevideo, 12: 2. Holotype: MNHM 1496, by original designation. Type locality: "Arroyo Palometa, Ruta Nacional No. 1, Provincia del Chaco, República Argentina"; corrected to "Arroyo Palometa, Ruta Nacional No. 11 (27° 43′ 02.2″ S, 59° 13′ 57.9″ W, 65 msnm), Dto. San Fernando, Provincia del Chaco, República Argentina" by Baldo, 2001, Cuad. Herpetol., 15: 141.

English Names

Klappenbach's Red-bellied Frog (Amaral, Landgref, Souza, and Uetanabaro, 2012, Herpetol. Rev., 43: 97).


Known from the provinces of Chaco, Formosa, and northern Santa Fe and Santiago del Estero in Argentina, the departments of Alto Paraguay, Ñeembucú, and Presidente Hayes in Paraguay; likely in adjacent Bolivia; Municipality of Porto Murtinho, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.


In the Melanophryniscus stelzneri group according to the original publication and Cruz and Caramaschi, 2003, Bol. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, N.S., Zool., 500: 1-11. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 20, briefly discussed the range in Paraguay. Céspedez and Motte, 2007, FACENA, 23: 31-42, mapped the distribution in Paraguay. Amaral, Landgref, Souza, and Uetanabaro, 2012, Herpetol. Rev., 43: 98, provided a record for Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, and commented on the range. Weiler, Núñez, Airaldi, Lavilla, Peris, and Baldo, 2013, Anf. Paraguay: 35, provided a brief account, image, and dot map for Paraguay. Kurth, Hörnes, Esser, and Rödder, 2013, Zootaxa, 3626:597-600, reported on the acoustic repertoire. 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.  

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