Peltophryne gundlachi (Ruibal, 1959)

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

Bufo gundlachi Ruibal, 1959, Breviora, 105: 2. Holotype: MCZ 30551, by original designation. Type locality: "about 14 kilometers N.E. of the city of Camagüey, Provincia de Camagüey, Cuba".

Peltophryne gundlachiPregill, 1981, Copeia, 1981: 273; Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 365.

Bufo gundlachiHedges, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 100, by implication; Pramuk, 2000, J. Herpetol., 34: 334.

English Names

Gundlach's Caribbean Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 45).

Cuban High-crested Toad (Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 184; Hedges, Powell, Henderson, Hanson, and Murphy, 2019, Caribb. Herpetol., 67: 8). 


Cuba; known from the plains in all provinces but in Granma Province apparently only in the extreme southwest below 70 m elevation; Isla de Pinos (= Isla de Juventud) and the Archipiélago de Sabana-Camegüey.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cuba

Endemic: Cuba


Pramuk, 2002, Herpetol. Monogr., 16: 121-151, reported on the phylogenetic relationships of this species, suggesting it to most closely related to Bufo longinasusAlonso and Rodriguez, 2003, Phyllomedusa, 2: 75–82, reported on the advertisement call.  See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Bufo gundlachi) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 184. Díaz and Cádiz, 2008, Guía Taxon. Anf. Cuba: 1-294, provided an account, as Bufo gundlachiHenderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 28-29, summarized the natural history literature (as Bufo gundlachi). Rivalta González, Rodríguez Schettino, Mancina, and Iturriaga, 2014, Smithson. Herpetol. Inform. Serv., 145: 8, provided a dot map and localities.

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