Rhinella chrysophora (McCranie, Wilson, and Williams, 1989)

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

Atelophryniscus chrysophorus McCranie, Wilson, and Williams, 1989, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 129: 3. Holotype: KU 206730, by original designation. Type locality: "Quebrada de Oro (15° 30′ N, 86° 47′ W), elevation 880 m, tributary of Río Viejo, south slope of Cerro Búfalo, Cordillera de Nombre de Dios, Depto. Atlántida, Honduras".

Bufo chrysophorusPramuk and Lehr, 2005, J. Herpetol., 39: 615.

Chaunus chrysophorusFrost, 2007, Amph. Spec. World, vers. 5.0: . by implication of revision by Frost, 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.

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

English Names

Rio Viejo Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 39).


Cloud forest at moderate and intermediate elevations (750–1760 m) of the central and western portions of the Cordillera Nombre de Dios on the Atlantic versant in north-central Honduras.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Honduras

Endemic: Honduras


See account by McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 160-167 (as Atelophryniscus chrysophorus) and discussion of phylogenetic placement in the "Bufo" veraguensis group by Pramuk and Lehr, 2005, J. Herpetol., 39: 610-618. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 37, detailed the departmental distribution in Honduras. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Atelophryniscus chrysophorus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 160. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 97–98, provided a brief characterization of this species (as Atelophryniscus chrysophorus). McCranie, 2017, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 908: 1–13, provided a detailed summary account as Atelophryniscus chrysophorus. In the Rhinella margaritifera clade, Rhinella veraguensis 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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