Nannophryne apolobambica (De la Riva, Ríos, and Aparicio, 2005)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Nannophryne > Species: Nannophryne apolobambica

Bufo apolobambicus De la Riva, Ríos, and Aparicio, 2005, Herpetologica, 61: 281. Holotype: CBF 5491, by original designation. Type locality: "Laitique on the banks of the river Pelechuco, ca. 5 hours downstream walking from the village of Pelechuco to Apolo, Provincia Franz Tamayo, La Paz, Bolivia, 14° 47′ 09″ S, 69° 01′ 34″ W, 2820 m".

Chaunus apolobambicusFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 364.

Nannophryne apolobambicaFrost, 2007, Amph. Spec. World, vers. 5.0: . by implication of the results of Pramuk, 2006, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 146: 435; Chaparro, Pramuk, and Gluesenkamp, 2007, Herpetologica, 63: 203-212 (by implication).

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the type locality in the cloud forest of the Cordillera de Apolobamba, La Paz, Bolivia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Bolivia

Endemic: Bolivia


Sharing with Bufo cophotis, Bufo corynetes, and Bufo variegata, the lack of a tympanum, according to the original publication. In the Bufo variegatus group (now Nannophryne) according to Pramuk, 2006, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 146: 435.

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