Oreophrynella quelchii (Boulenger, 1895)

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

Oreophryne Quelchii Boulenger, 1895, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 15: 521. Syntypes: BMNH,, KU 126081-82 (formerly BMNH, ZFMK (formerly BMNH 1899.3.25.7–13, and 1899.3.25.16) considered lost by Böhme, 2014, Mertensiella, 21: 87), MCZ 3500-02 (on exchange from BMNH according to Barbour and Loveridge, 1929, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 69: 311), according to Hoogmoed, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 71. Type locality: "summit of Mount Roraima, between British Guiana [= Guyana] and Venezuela, at an altitude of 8500 feet".

Oreophrynella quelchii — Boulenger, 1895, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 16: 125.

Oreophrynella quelchii quelchiiRivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 175.

English Names

Roraima Bush Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 45).


Mount Roraima, Venezuela and Guyana, presumably into Brazil on this same massif.


See comment under Oreophrynella nigra. Barrio-Amorós, 2004, Rev. Ecol. Latino 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. See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 377, for brief account and records for Guyana. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 13, for remarks on distribution and literature.

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