Rhinella cerradensis Maciel, Brandão, Campos, and Sebben, 2007

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

Rhinella cerradensis Maciel, Brandão, Campos, and Sebben, 2007, Zootaxa, 1627: 25. Holotype: CHUNB49573, by original designation. Type locality: "Centro de Instrução e Adestramento de Brasília, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil (14°49′S; 45°58′W)".

Chaunus cerradensisSavage and Bolaños, 2009, Zootaxa, 2005: 4, by implication.

English Names

None noted.


Cerrado habitats in the Brazilian states of Piauí, Bahia, Goiás, Mato Grosso, and Distrito Federal; Uruguay; likely Corrientes, northern Argentina and eastern Paraguay (see comment)

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Likely/Controversially Present: Argentina, Paraguay

Endemic: Brazil


In the Rhinella marina group according to the original publication, where the advertisement call, adult and larval morphology, and natural history were described. Santana, Gaiga, Storti, Santos, and Dixo, 2010, Herpetol. Notes, 3: 55-56, provided the first record from Mato Grosso, noted the absence of any records from Minas Gerais, and discussed the range. Maciel, Collevatti, Colli, and Schwartz, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 57: 787-797, reported on the molecular phylogenetics of this species, and suggested that it is the sister taxon of Rhinella schneideri and Rhinella poeppigiiFerraro, Blotto, Baldo, Barrasso, Barrionuevo, Basso, Cardozo, Cotichelli, Faivovich, Pereyra, and Lavilla, 2018, in Vaira, Akmentins, and Lavilla (eds.), Cuad. Herpetol., 32 (Supl. 1): 17–19, noted problematic populations of Rhinella cf cerradensis in Argentina. Vaz-Silva, Maciel, Nomura, Morais, Guerra Batista, Santos, Andrade, Oliveira, Brandão, and Bastos, 2020, Guia Ident. Anf. Goiás e Dist. Fed. Brasil Central: 21, provided an account for Goiás and the D.F. population, Brazil. In the Rhinella marina clade, Rhinella marina 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. See also discussion by Caballero-Gini, Brusquetti, Martínez, Pereyra, and Baldo, 2023, Rev. Latinoam. Herpetol., 6: 80–84, who provided morphological data to reject that records from eastern Paraguay and Misiones, Argentina, apply to Rhinella icterica, but instead to Rhinella aff. cerradensis. Santos, Feio, and Nomura, 2023, Biota Neotrop., 23 (3:e20231486): 1–43, characterized the tadpole morphology as part of an identification key to the tadpoles of the Brazilian Cerrado. 

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