Rhinella justinianoi (Harvey and Smith, 1994)

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

Bufo justinianoi Harvey and Smith, 1994, Herpetologica, 50: 33. Holotype: MNK AN-950, by original designation. Type locality: "El Chape, Provincia Florida, Departamento Santa Cruz, Bolivia, 2050 m, found at the edge of cloud forest".

Bufo justinanoiKöhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 84. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Chaunus justinianoiFrost, 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 justinianoiChaparro, Pramuk, and Gluesenkamp, 2007, Herpetologica, 63: 205.

English Names

El Chape Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 42).


Andes of the departments of La Paz, Santa Cruz, and Cochabamba, Bolivia, in cloud forest, 1875–2220 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Bolivia

Endemic: Bolivia


In the Bufo veraguensis group, most similar to Bufo quechua and Bufo veraguensis, according to the original publication. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Bufo inyangae) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 186. 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. Köhler, Vences, Padial, Plewnia, and Lötters, 2023, Salamandra, 59: 321, provided a dot map of the species. 

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