Oreophrynella cryptica Señaris, 1995 "1993"

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Oreophrynella > Species: Oreophrynella cryptica

Oreophrynella cryptica Señaris, 1995 "1993", Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 53: 178. Holotype: EBRG 2956, by original designation. Type locality: "Sector este, cima del Auyan-tepui, Estado Bolivar, Venezuela (05° 53′ 36″ N - 62° 29′ 12″ W) . . . , 1.750 m.s.n.m."

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the vicinity of the type locality on the top of Auyan-tepui, Bolívar, Venezuela, 1750 to 2400 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


One has to wonder in what alternate universe the author of this "1993" publication could cite an expedition that took place in 1994 as well as papers that appeared in 1994. All evidence points to a 1995 publication date (DRF). Myers and Donnelly, 2008, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 308: 26-29, provided an account. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 199. Señaris, Lampo, Rojas-Runjaic, and Barrio-Amorós, 2014, Guía Ilust. Anf. Parque Nac. Canaima: 50–51, provided a brief account and photograph. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 11, for remarks on distribution, possibility of extinction, and literature. 

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