Osornophryne guacamayo Hoogmoed, 1987

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Osornophryne > Species: Osornophryne guacamayo

Osornophryne guacamayo Hoogmoed, 1987, Zool. Meded., Leiden, 61: 227. Holotype: MHNG 2278.17, by original designation. Type locality: "'Guacamayo' (= Cordillera de Guacamayo or Huacamayos), 2100 m, km 60 on road Tena–Quito (0°43′S, 77°50′W), Napo Province, Ecuador".

English Names

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


East-central foothills of the Andes  of Ecuador (Tungurahua Province) north to  the Municipio de Santiago, Putumayo, Colombia, 2100–3500 m elevation. See comment. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Ecuador


Mueses-Cisneros, 2003, Caldasia, 25: 422, provided a brief account and the first record for Colombia. Mueses-Cisneros, 2005, Caldasia, 27: 232, provided additional localities. 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: 201, in which D.F. Cisneros-Heredia, suggested that the Colombia and Ecuador populations might represent different species, as did Yánez-Muñoz, Altamirano-Benavides, Cisneros-Heredia, and Gluesenkamp, 2011 "2010", Avanc. Cienc. Ingen., Quito, Secc. B,, 2 (3): 47. See note by Guayasamin and Funk, 2009, Zootaxa, 2220: 41-66, on this species at the Yanayacu Biological Station, Napo, Ecuador. Páez-Moscoso and Guayasamin, 2012, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 65: 805–822, suggested that this name covers more than one species.

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