Melanophryniscus macrogranulosus Braun, 1973

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

Melanophryniscus macrogranulosus Braun, 1973, Iheringia, Zool., 44: 4. Holotype: MRGS 01694, by original designation. Type locality: "Torres, RS [Rio Grande do Sul], Brasil".

English Names

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


Forest fragments of northeastern Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Municipalities of Maquiné and Dom Pedro de Alcântara). 


In the Melanophryniscus tumifrons group according to Cruz and Caramaschi, 2003, Bol. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, N.S., Zool., 500: 1-11. For discussion see Braun, 1973, Iheringia, Zool., 44: 3-13. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 195. Caorsi, Colombo, Freire, Amaral, Zank, Borges-Martins, and Grant, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 585–590, discussed natural history, color pattern, conservation status, and provided new localities. 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 cambraensis

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