Rhinella tacana (Padial, Reichle, McDiarmid, and De la Riva, 2006)

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

Chaunus tacana Padial, Reichle, McDiarmid, and De la Riva, 2006, Zootaxa, 1278: 59. Holotype: MNK-A 7188, by original designation. Type locality: "Huairuro (14° 19′ 28.2″ S, 68° 05′ 36.1″ W), path from San José de Uchupiamonas to Apolo, Serranía Eslabón, Madidi National Park, Province Franz Tamayo, Department La Paz, Bolivia".

Rhinella tacanaChaparro, Pramuk, and Gluesenkamp, 2007, Herpetologica, 63: 205.

English Names

None noted.


Known only from two nearby localities in the Serranía Eslabón at 1500 m elevation in humid montane forest, Madidi National Park, Provincia Franz Tamayo, Departamento La Paz, Bolivia; also reported for the oyntimari Native Community, Urubamba River Basin, at 1080 m elevation, La Convención Province, Cusco Region, Peru. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Bolivia, Peru


In the Rhinella veraguensis group according to the original publication. Chávez, Vásquez, and Echevarría, 2013, Check List, 9: 840-843, provided a record for Peru. In the Rhinella margaritifera clade, Rhinella festae 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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