Rhinella leptoscelis (Boulenger, 1912)

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

Bufo leptoscelis Boulenger, 1912, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 8, 10: 186. Holotype: BMNH 1907.5.7.32 (reregistered 1947.2.21.95), according to Hoogmoed, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 51, and museum records. Type locality: "Santo Domingo, Carabaya, S.E. Peru, 6500 feet". 

Rhinella leptoscelisPadial, Chaparro, Köhler, and De la Riva, 2009, Zootaxa, 2115: 56.

English Names

None noted.


Humid forests of the Amazonian versant of the Andes from central Bolivia (Cochabamba and La Paz) to southern Peru (Cusco and Puno), 1300–1658 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Bolivia, Peru


Removed from the synonymy of Rhinella veraguensis by Padial, Chaparro, Köhler, and De la Riva, 2009, Zootaxa, 2115: 56–64, where it had been placed by Hoogmoed, 1990, in Peters and Hutterer (eds.), Vert. Tropics: 116; although this synonymy was disputed implicitly by Duellman and Schulte, 1992, Copeia, 1992: 162–172, but who provided no additional evidence. 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 and noted the change in range of this species with the exclusion of Rhinella kuka.

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