Peltophryne taladai (Schwartz, 1960)

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

Bufo taladai Schwartz, 1960, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 73: 51. Holotype: AMNH 63485, by original designation. Type locality: "2 mi. S Taco Bay (Bahía de Taco), Oriente Province [now Guantánamo Province], Cuba".

Bufo taladai taladaiVogel, 1968, Aquar. Terrar. Z., 15: 88–89.

Peltophryne taladaiPregill, 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 taladaiHedges, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 100, by implication.

English Names

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

Cuban Spotted Toad (Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 192; Hedges, Powell, Henderson, Hanson, and Murphy, 2019, Caribb. Herpetol., 67: 8). 


Central and eastern Cuba, from Soledad and Cumanayagua, Sancti Spíritus Province, east to the type locality in Guantánamo Province, at elevation below 850 m; seemingly absent from Las Tunas and northern Holguin Provinces. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cuba

Endemic: Cuba


Peltophryne taladai hybridizes with Peltophryne peltocephala in Oriente Province (now Holguin Province), Cuba, according to Schwartz, 1960, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 73: 54. See comment under Peltophryne empusaAlonso and Rodriguez, 2003, Phyllomedusa, 2: 75–82, reported on the advertisement call. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Bufo taladai) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 192. Díaz and Cádiz, 2008, Guía Taxon. Anf. Cuba: 1–294, provided an account, as Bufo taladaiHenderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 32, summarized the natural history literature (as Bufo taladai). Rivalta González, Rodríguez Schettino, Mancina, and Iturriaga, 2014, Smithson. Herpetol. Inform. Serv., 145: 11, provided a dot map and localities. 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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