Nannophryne variegata Günther, 1870

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

Nannophryne variegata Günther, 1870, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1870: 402. Syntypes: BMNH 1869.5.3.50-51, 1869.5.3.59 (reregistered , 1947.2.21.98), and BMNH 1868.9.22.3 (reregistered 1947.2.21.96), and 2 not traced, according to Hoogmoed, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 63. Type localities: "Puerto Bueno, Port Grappler, and in Eden Harbour", Magallanes, Chile; Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 293, listed at least 6 specimens as syntypes from "Chili", "Puerto Bueno", "Port Grappler", and "Eden Harbour"; restricted to "Puerto Bueno (Magallanes), Chile" by Cei, 1962, Batr. Chile: 51.

Bufo variegatusBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 293; Philippi, 1902, Supl. Batr. Chil. Descr. Hist. Fis. Polit. Chile: 36.

Phryniscus variegatusBoulenger, 1894, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 14: 374, by implication.

Bufo albigularis Philippi, 1902, Supl. Batr. Chil. Descr. Hist. Fis. Polit. Chile: 32. Syntypes: MNHNC (numerous individuals), according to the original publication. Type locality: "Andibus provinciae Cautin" Chile. Considered a nomen dubium by Nieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 146. Synonymy by Cei, 1958, Invest. Zool. Chilen., 4: 267; Gallardo, 1962, Physis, Buenos Aires, 23: 99; Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 160; Lavilla, 1994 "1992", Acta Zool. Lilloana, 42: 67.

Bufo trivittatus Philippi, 1902, Supl. Batr. Chil. Descr. Hist. Fis. Polit. Chile: 38. Syntypes: MNHNC (3 specimens), according to the original publication. Type locality: "Araucanía", Chile. Considered a nomen dubium by Nieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 146. Synonymy by Cei, 1958, Invest. Zool. Chilen., 4: 267; Gallardo, 1962, Physis, Buenos Aires, 23: 99; Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 160.

Nannophryne variegataFrost, 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 variegatusPramuk, Robertson, Sites, and Noonan, 2008, Global Ecol. Biogeograph., 17: 76.

English Names

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

Patagonian Toad (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 42).

Distribution

Neuquén to southern Río Negro in Argentina as well as adjacent Chile  (Región del Biobío) southward to the Magellanic Islands of Chile (Península de Brunswick) and Argentina (see comment); possibly to Peru (see comment).

Comment

See comment under Nannophryne. In the Bufo variegatus group of Martin, 1972, in Blair (ed.), Evol. Genus Bufo: 59. Inclusion in the Bufo spinulosus group of Blair, 1972, Evol. Genus Bufo: 346, is controversial; see Pramuk and Kadivar, 2003, Herpetologica, 59: 270–271, for discussion. For discussion and synonymy see Gallardo, 1962, Physis, Buenos Aires, 23: 93–102. For account see Cei, 1962, Batr. Chile: 51-52, and Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 160–164. Cei, 1980, declined to place this species in any of the species groups. Biolé and Williams, 1985 "1984", Neotropica, 30: 243–244, discussed some aspects of geographic variation. The record for Peru by Rodríguez, Córdova, and Icochea, 1993, Publ. Mus. Hist. Nat. Univ. Nac. Mayor San Marcos, 45: 1–22, requires confirmation as being ecologically and geographically very isolated from other records. See Lobos, Vidal-Maldonado, Correa-Quezada, Labra-Lillo, Díaz-Páez, Charrier, Rabanal, Díaz-Vidal, and Tala, 2013, Anf. Chile Conserv. 1–104, for photograph, comments on conservation status, and range.  

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