Rhinella chavin (Lehr, Köhler, Aguilar, and Ponce, 2001)

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

Bufo chavin Lehr, Köhler, Aguilar, and Ponce, 2001, Copeia, 2001: 217. Holotype: MUSM 20028, by original designation. "Palma Pampa (09° 53′ 14″ S, 75° 53′ 21″ W; elev. 3010 m), located approximately 20 km southeast of Chaglla, along the road from Chaglla to Tomayrica, property of P. Baumann, Distrito Chaglla, Provincia de Pachitea, Departamento de Huánuco", Peru.

Chaunus chavinFrost, 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 chavinChaparro, Pramuk, and Gluesenkamp, 2007, Herpetologica, 63: 205.

English Names

None noted.


Eastern Andean slopes of central Peru in the region of the type locality (Distrito Chaglla, Provincia de Pachitea, Departamento de Huánuco), 2600-3072 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


In the Bufo veraguensis group according to the original publication. Chaparro, Pramuk, and Gluesenkamp, 2007, Herpetologica, 63: 203-212, considered this species to be the sister of former Rhamphophryne festae. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Bufo chavin) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 181. In the Rhinella festae species group of Moravec, Lehr, Cusi, Córdova, and Gvoždík, 2014, ZooKeys, 371: 53. 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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