Rhinella nesiotes (Duellman and Toft, 1979)

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

Bufo nesiotes Duellman and Toft, 1979, Herpetologica, 35: 62. Holotype: KU 154920, by original designation. Type locality: "Laguna, west slope of Serranía de Sira, 1280 m, Departamento Huánuco, Perú".

Chaunus nesiotesFrost, 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 nesiotesChaparro, Pramuk, and Gluesenkamp, 2007, Herpetologica, 63: 205.

English Names

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


Known only from the vicinity of the type locality in the Serranía de Sira, Huánuco, Peru, 600–2000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


Not assignable to species group and possibly not a Bufo (sensu lato), according to Hoogmoed, 1990, in Peters and Hutterer (eds.), Vert. Tropics: 114. Considered a member of the Bufo veraguensis group by Duellman and Schulte, 1992, Copeia, 1992: 162-172. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Bufo nesiotes) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 188. In the Rhinella festae species group of Moravec, Lehr, Cusi, Córdova, and Gvoždík, 2014, ZooKeys, 371: 53. In the Rhinella margaritifera clade, Rhinella margaritifera 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: 1–155. 

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