Peltophryne fustiger (Schwartz, 1960)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Peltophryne > Species: Peltophryne fustiger

English Names

Western Cuba Giant Toad (Hedges, Powell, Henderson, Hanson, and Murphy, 2019, Caribb. Herpetol., 67: 8). 


Broad distribution in the lowlands and mountains of western Cuba from the Guanahacabibes Peninsula to the borders of the Llanura de Zapata, below 390 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cuba

Endemic: Cuba


Schwartz and Thomas, 1975, Spec. Publ. Carnegie Mus. Nat. Hist., 1: 13, noted the possibility that the two subspecies of (former) Bufo peltocephalus may be distinct species, Bufo peltocephalus and Bufo fustiger. Subsequently recognized as distinct by Estrada and Ruibal, 1999, in Crother (ed.), Caribb. Amph. Rept.: 42, as distinct. Alonso and Rodriguez, 2003, Phyllomedusa, 2: 75–82, reported on the advertisement call.  Díaz and Cádiz, 2008, Guía Taxon. Anf. Cuba: 1-294, provided an account, as Bufo fustigerHenderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 27–28, summarized the natural history literature (as Bufo fustiger). del Castillo Domínguez and Bosch, 2023, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 140: 471–483, discussed character displacement in release calls among Cuban Peltophryne species.

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