Rhinella roqueana (Melin, 1941)

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

Bufo typhonius roqueanus Melin, 1941, Göteborgs K. Vetensk. Vitterh. Samh. Handl., Ser. B, 1: 17. Syntypes: NHMG (4 specimens), by original designation. NHMG Ba.ex. 460 (2 specimens) listed in museum records; the status of the other two specimens is not known. Type locality: "Roque, Perú".

Bufo roqueanusHoogmoed, 1990, in Peters and Hutterer (eds.), Vert. Tropics: 117-120, by implication; Duellman and Schulte, 1992, Copeia, 1992: 162-172.

Rhinella roqueanaFrost, 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: 366.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Eastern Ecuador, northern Peru, Amazonian Colombia and adjacent Brazil.

Comment

See discussion by Hoogmoed, 1986, in Rocek (ed.), Studies in Herpetol.: 147-150, and Hoogmoed, 1990, in Peters and Hutterer (eds.), Vert. Tropics: 117-120, who first recognized this taxon as a species. The diagnostic differences between this form and geographically proximate members of Rhinella are not well documented. See comment under Rhinella margaritifera. 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: 1–156.

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