Metaphryniscus sosai Señaris, Ayarzagüena, and Gorzula, 1994

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Metaphryniscus > Species: Metaphryniscus sosai

Metaphryniscus sosai Señaris, Ayarzagüena, and Gorzula, 1994, Publ. Asoc. Amigos Doñana, 3: 23. Holotype: MHNLS 12347, by original designation. Type locality: "Tepuy Marahuaca-Sur, Estado Amazonas, Venezuela (3° 40 N - 65° 27 W). 2.600 m. s.n.m."

Metaphryniscus sosaeBarrio-Amorós, 1999 "1998", Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 18: 10. Unjustified emendation according to Dubois, 2007, Zootaxa, 1550: 67.

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the vincity of the type locality on Tepuy Marahuaca Sur, state of Amazonas, Venezuela 2480 to 2600 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 196. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 11, for remarks on distribution, extinction, and literature. Señaris and Rojas-Runjaic, 2020, in Rull and Carnaval (eds.), Neotrop. Divers. Patterns Process.: 571–632, commented on range and conservation status in the Venezuelan Guayana. 

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