Rhinella achalensis (Cei, 1972)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Rhinella > Species: Rhinella achalensis

Bufo achalensis Cei, 1972, Acta Zool. Lilloana, 29: 237. Holotype: IBAUNC 1284/3, by original designation. Type locality: "Pampa de Achala, Sierra Grande, Córdoba, 2200 m", Argentina.

Chaunus achalensisFrost, 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: 364. 4; Savage and Bolaños, 2009, Zootaxa, 2005: 4, by implication.

Rhinella achalensisChaparro, Pramuk, and Gluesenkamp, 2007, Herpetologica, 63: 211, by implication.

English Names

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

Distribution

Pampa de Achala (Córdoba Province), Sierra de Comechingones (Córdoba and Rio Cuatro departments) and La Carolina (San Luis Department), Argentina, at elevations of about 1600–1800 m.

Comment

See account by Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 169–171. See Lavilla and Cei, 2001, Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 28: 21, for discussion of range. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Bufo achalensis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 610–611. Vera Candioti, Grosso, Pereyra, Haad, Lescano, Siu-Ting, Aguilar, and Baldo, 2020, Herpetol. Monogr., 34: 116–130, and noted that the species is in the Rhinella spinulosa group. In the Rhinella marina clade, Rhinella spinulosa group of Pereyra, Blotto, Baldo, Chaparro, Ron, Elias-Costa, Iglesias, Venegas, Thomé, Ospina-Sarria, Maciel, Rada, Kolenc, Borteiro, Rivera-Correa, Rojas-Runjaic, Moravec, De la Riva, Wheeler, Castroviejo-Fisher, Grant, Haddad, and Faivovich, 2021, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 447: 1–156, who discussed systematics. 

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