Rhinella arborescandens (Duellman and Schulte, 1992)

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

Bufo arborescandens Duellman and Schulte, 1992, Copeia, 1992: 162. Holotype: KU 209395, by original designation. Type locality: "from a pass approx. 5 km (by road) NE of Mendoza (06°18′S, 77°27′W, elev. approx. 2400 m), Provincia Rodriguez de Mendoza, Departamento de Amazonas, Peru".

Chaunus arborescandensFrost, 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.

Rhinella arborescandensChaparro, Pramuk, and Gluesenkamp, 2007, Herpetologica, 63: 205. Savage and Bolaños, 2009, Zootaxa, 2005: 4, by implication.

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality (5 km northeast of Mendoza, Amazonas, Peru), ca. 2400 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


In the Bufo veraguensis group according to the original publication. In the Rhinella margaritifera clade, Rhinella festae 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.

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