Oreophrynella vasquezi Señaris, Ayarzagüena, and Gorzula, 1994

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

Oreophrynella vasquezi Señaris, Ayarzagüena, and Gorzula, 1994, Publ. Asoc. Amigos Doñana, 3: 15. Holotype: MHNLS 10244, by original designation. Type locality: "Ilú-tepui 'I'. Estado Bolívar. Venezuela (05° 25′ N - 60° 58′ W). 2650 m s.n.m."

English Names

None noted.


Ilú-tepui and adjacent Tramen-tepui, 2371 to 2680 m elevation, state of Bolívar, Venezuela.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


See Gorzula and Señaris, 1999 "1998", Scient. Guaianae, 8: 21, for distributional comment. Barrio-Amorós, 2004, Rev. Ecol. Lat. Am., 9: 4, reported on distribution and relevant literature. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 200. Señaris, Lampo, Rojas-Runjaic, and Barrio-Amorós, 2014, Guía Ilust. Anf. Parque Nac. Canaima: 60–61, 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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