Rhinella bella Menéndez-Guerrero, Santos, Salazar-Nicholls, Green, and Ron, 2024

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

Rhinella bella Menéndez-Guerrero, Santos, Salazar-Nicholls, Green, and Ron, 2024, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlad197: 13. Holotype: QCAZ 23305, by original designation. Type locality: "Ecuador, Guayas Province, between Palmas and Balsas (c. 2.003° S, 80.562° W) at 72 m a.s.l.". Zoobank publication registration: B75F2765-8655-4884-A213-ED67D9FCB2AF (20 February 2024)

English Names

Beautiful Cane Toad (original publication). 


Much of western Ecuador to extreme northwestern Peru, below 2000 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador, Peru


In the Rhinella marina group according to the original publication, where it was destinguished by Rhinella horribilis (with which it had previously been confused) and Rhinella marina, on the basis of morphometrics, advertisement call, and molecular markers. See Freile, Coloma, Terán-Valdez, Acosta-López, Tapia, and Pazmiño-Otamendi, 2020, Anfibios de Junín: 26–27, for brief account (as Rhinella horribilis) for Junín, Ecuador (identification, call, tadpole morphology, habitat, range) and photograph. Armijos-Ojeda, Székely, Székely, Cogǎlniceanu, Cisneros-Heredia, Ordóñez-Delgado, Escudero, and Espinosa, 2021, ZooKeys, 1063: 37, provided a dot map for western Ecuador and northwestern Peru (as Rhinella horribilis). 

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