Oreophrynella nigra Señaris, Ayarzagüena, and Gorzula, 1994

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

Oreophrynella nigra Señaris, Ayarzagüena, and Gorzula, 1994, Publ. Asoc. Amigos Doñana, 3: 11. Holotype: MHNLS 10583, by original designation. Type locality: "Kukenan-tepui I, Estado Bolívar, Venezuala (09° 51′N—60° 48′ W). 2.500 m s.n.m."

English Names

None noted.


On the tepuis of Kukenan and Yuruaní, state of Bolívar, Venezuela, 2300–2700 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


See comments on distribution and natural history by Gorzula and Señaris, 1999 "1998", Scient. Guaianae, 8: 20. Confused with Oreophrynella quelchii prior to its description. Barrio-Amorós, 2004, Rev. Ecol. Lat. Am., 9: 4, reported on distribution and relevant literature. 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: 200. Kok, MacCulloch, Means, Roelants, Van Bocxlaer, and Bossuyt, 2012, Curr. Biol., 22: R589-R590, implied that Oreophrynella nigra is conspecific with Oreophrynella quelchiiSeñaris, Lampo, Rojas-Runjaic, and Barrio-Amorós, 2014, Guía Ilust. Anf. Parque Nac. Canaima: 56–57, provided a brief account for the Parque Nacional de Canaima and photograph. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 13, for remarks on distribution 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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