Rhinella jimi (Stevaux, 2002)

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

Bufo jimi Stevaux, 2002, Rev. Brasil. Zool., 19: 236. Holotype: JJ 7628, by original designation. Type locality: "BRAZIL, Bahia: Maracás (40° 26′ W, 13° 26′ S, Fazenda Cana Brava)".

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

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

English Names

None noted.


Northeastern Brazil from Pará (Municipality of Bujaru) and Maranhão to Piauí and Espíritu Santo,  Brazil, at elevations of 15–500 m.


In the Bufo marinus group and most closely related to Bufo paracnemis according to the original publication. Confused with Rhinella paracnemis prior to its description. Kwet, Di-Bernardo, and Maneyro, 2006, Iheringia, Zool., 96: 479–485, provided a key to distinguish this species from other members of the Rhinella marina group. Maneyro and Kwet, 2008, Stuttgart. Beit. Naturkd., Ser. A, Neue Ser., 1: 95–121, noted that populations in Bahia and Pernambuco previously assigned to Rhinella schneideri may actually be assignable to this species. Vallinoto, Sequeira, Sodré, Bernardi, Sampaio, and Schneider, 2010, Zool. Scripta, 39: 128–140, and Maciel, Garcia, Colli, and Schwartz, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 57: 787–797, reported on the molecular phylogenetics of the Rhinella marina group, including this species. Silva, Santos, Alves, Sousa, and Annunziata, 2010, Sitientibus, Ser. Cienc. Biol., 7: 334–340, provided records for Piauí. Garda, São Pedro, and Lion, 2010, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 5: 151–156, reported on the calls. Tolledo and Toledo, 2010, J. Herpetol., 44: 480–483, reported on comparative larval morphology. Oliveira, Weber, and Napoli, 2014, Herpetol. J., 24: 229–236, reported on larval morphology of the chondrocranium and hypobranchial apparatus. Valencia-Zuleta and Maciel, 2017, Herpetol. Rev., 48: 385, provided a records from Espíritu Santo and Pará, Brazil, and briefly discussed the range. Juncá, 2006, Biota Neotrop., 6: 1–17, briefly summarized the presence of this species in the Serra da Jibóia region, Bahia, Brazil, and its habitat. Dubeux, Silva, Nascimento, Gonçalves, and Mott, 2019, Rev. Nordestina Zool., 12: 18–52, summarized the literature on larval morphology. See Dubeux, Nascimento, Lima, Magalhães, Silva, Gonçalves, Almeida, Correia, Garda, Mesquita, Rossa-Feres, and Mott, 2020, Biota Neotrop., 20 (2: e20180718): 1–24, for characterization and identification of larvae north of the Rio São Francisco in the Atlantic Forest of northeastern Brazil. Silva, Cândido, Cipriano, Vieira, Pinheiro, and Silva, 2020, Cuad. Herpetol., 34: 271-274, reported on karyotype.


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