Rhaebo blombergi (Myers and Funkhouser, 1951)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Rhaebo > Species: Rhaebo blombergi

Bufo blombergi Myers and Funkhouser, 1951, Zoologica, New York, 36: 279. Holotype: CAS-SU 10419, by original designation. Type locality: "Nachao, Nariño Province, southwestern Colombia, at an altitude of about 550 meters".

Rhaebo blombergiFrost, 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.

English Names

Blomberg's Toad (Cochran, 1961, Living Amph. World: 80; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 37).

Colombian Giant Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 40). .


Northwestern Ecuador (Esmeraldas, Carchi, Imbabura, and Pichincha provinces) to western Colombia (Cauca, Chocó, Nariño, and Valle del Cauca provinces) on the western slopes of the Cordillera Occidental, 200–550 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Ecuador


See Hoogmoed, 1989, Zool. Verh., Leiden, 250: 1–32. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Bufo blombergi) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 611. Mueses-Cisneros, Cisneros-Heredia, and McDiarmid, 2012, Zootaxa, 3447: 22–40, discussed some likely misidentifications in the literature.

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