Rhinella cristinae (Vélez-Rodriguez and Ruiz-Carranza, 2002)

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

Bufo cristinae Vélez-Rodriguez and Ruiz-Carranza, 2002, Herpetologica, 58: 453. Holotype: ICN 26240, by original designation. Type locality: "Vereda Tarquí, Km 53-54 on Carreterra Altamira-Florencia, Municipio de Florencia, Departamento del Caquetá, Colombia, 1350 m elevation".

Rhinella cristinaeFrost, 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: 365.

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the type locality (Municipio de Florencia, Departamento del Caquetá, Colombia, 1350 m elevation); presumably occur in adjacent Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Similar to members of Rhinella (as the Bufo margaritifer group) and Rhamphophryne according to the original publication. Fouquet, Gaucher, Blanc, and Vélez-Rodriguez, 2007, Zootaxa, 1663: 18, excluded this species from the Rhinella margaritifera group. In the Rhinella margaritifera clade, Rhinella margaritifera 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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