Rhinella amabilis (Pramuk and Kadivar, 2003)

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

Bufo amabilis Pramuk and Kadivar, 2003, Herpetologica, 59: 271. Holotype: KU 120361, by original designation. Type locality: "Loja (04° 00′ S, 79° 13′ W, 2150 m), Provincia Loja, Ecuador".

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

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

English Names

None noted.


Elevations of 2050–2200 m elevation in the Loja Basin, an inter-Andean valley in Loja Province, Ecuador.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


In the Bufo spinulosus group according to the original publication. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Bufo amabilis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 178. Vera Candioti, Grosso, Pereyra, Haad, Lescano, Siu-Ting, Aguilar, and Baldo, 2020, Herpetol. Monogr., 34: 116–130, reported on larval morphology. 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 reported on molecular and morphological phylogenetics and mentioned that the species status of this taxon relative to Rhinella limensis requires confirmation. 

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