Rhinella kuka Köhler, Vences, Padial, Plewnia, and Lötters, 2023

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

Rhinella kuka Köhler, Vences, Padial, Plewnia, and Lötters, 2023, Salamandra, 59: 310. Holotype: ZFMK 72668, by original designation. Type locality: "a point on the ‘old Chapare road’ connecting Villa Tunari and Cochabamba, 17°06’ S, 65°34’ W, 1450 m above sea level, in Carrasco National Park, Provincia Chapare, Departamento Cochabamba, Bolivia". Zoobank publication registration: E769D9BE-57E4-4CDB-BCDD-E27E903134D4 

English Names

None noted. 


Carrasco National Park, Provincia Chapare, Departamento Cochabamba, Bolivia, along the so-called ‘old Chapare road’ at elevations between 1250 and 1650 m elevation; north to the Isiboro Sécure National Park at the border of the Bolivian Departamentos Beni and Cochabamba at 800 m elevation The species is apparently more widespread in the Bolivian Yungas, ranging westward into the Yungas de La Paz. A record from Caranavi, Departamento La Paz, Bolivia requires confirmation, as does a photographic record from Suapi (ca. 1550 m ), northwest of Coroico, Departamento La Paz, Bolivia. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Bolivia

Endemic: Bolivia


Formerly confused with Rhinella fissipes and Rhinella leptoscelis, according to the original publication, where comparative morphology, osteology, molecular markers, placement in the Rhinella veraguensis group, distribution (including records requiring genetic confirmation), and natural history were detailed. 

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