Melanophryniscus krauczuki Baldo and Basso, 2004

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

Melanophryniscus krauczuki Baldo and Basso, 2004, J. Herpetol., 38: 394. Holotype: MLP DB 744, by original designation. Type locality: "Ruta provincial number 3, 3.5 km southeast from its junction with Ruta nacional number 12, 27° 29′ 26.5″ S, 55° 39′ 58.3″ W, approximately 165 m elevation; Candelaria Department, Misiones Province, Argentina".

English Names

None noted.


Known only from southern Misiones, Argentina, as well as one record in adjacent Itapúa, Paraguay.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina, Paraguay


In the Melanophryniscus stelzneri group according to the original publication, where osteology, external adult and larval morphology, karyotype, and the advertisement call were described. Brusquetti, Baldo, and Motte, 2007, Check List, 3: 141-142, provided the first record for Paraguay and discussed the range. Weiler, Núñez, Airaldi, Lavilla, Peris, and Baldo, 2013, Anf. Paraguay: 36, provided a brief account, image, and dot map for Paraguay. 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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