Rhinella festae (Peracca, 1904)

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

Atelopus festae Peracca, 1904, Boll. Mus. Zool. Anat. Comp. Univ. Torino, 19 (465): 18. Syntypes: MZUT (2 specimens) according to original publication; MZUT 2903 (Gualaquiza) and 2904 (Valle Santiago), according to Hoogmoed, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 75. Type locality: "Valle Santiago" (= lower Río Zamora, according to Peters, 1955, Rev. Ecuat. Entomol. Parsitol., 2: 348) and "Gualaquiza", Morona-Santiago Province, Ecuador.

Rhamphophryne festaeTrueb, 1971, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 216: 6.

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

Rhinella (Rhamphophryne) festaePramuk, Robertson, Sites, and Noonan, 2008, Global Ecol. Biogeograph., 17: 76.

English Names

Valle Santiago Beaked Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 45).


Moderate and low elevations (200–700 m) on the Atlantic Andean slopes and upper Amazon Basin of Ecuador; 1700 m in the Cordillera de Cutucú and Cordillera del Condor, Ecuador and adjacent Peru.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador, Peru


Duellman and Lynch, 1988, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 140: 125–142, provided the Cordillera de Cutucú, Ecuador record (as Rhamphophryne festae). See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Rhamphophryne festae) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 612. 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. Batallas-Revelo and Brito-M., 2022, Neotropical Biodiversity, 8: 31–34, reported on the call. 

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