Osornophryne percrassa Ruiz-Carranza and Hernández-Camacho, 1976

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

Osornophryne percrassa Ruiz-Carranza and Hernández-Camacho, 1976, Caldasia, 11: 126. Holotype: ICN 319, by original designation. Type locality: "Páramo de Herveo, eastern flank of Cordillera Central, Município de Herveo, Departamento del Tolima, Colombia".

English Names

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


Both slopes and central páramos of the Cordillera Central, departments of Antioquia, Tolima, Quindio, and Caldas, Colombia, 2700–3700 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


See Bernal-Bautista and Quevedo-Gil, 2004, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Colombia: 356-359, for account and map. Mueses-Cisneros, 2003, Caldasia, 25: 423-424, provided a brief account for Colombia. 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. Loaiza-Piedrahíta, Cuartas-Villa, Pérez, Marín-Castaño, and Daza-R., 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 673–674, provided a record from the municipality of Sonson, Department of Antioquia, Colombia. See account, photograph, and range map in Vanegas-Guerrero and Fernández-Roldán, 2014, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 2: 21–24. Vanegas-Guerrero, González-Durán, and Escobar-Lasso, 2016, Herpetol. Conserv. Biol., 11: 90–100, reported on distribution, including niche modeling, and vocalization. Rojas-Morales and Marín-Martínez, 2019, J. Threatened Taxa, 11: 13261–13277, discussed habitat preference and natural history in Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados, Caldas, Colombia. 

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