Rhinella teotoniensis Ferrão, Souza, Hanken, and Lima, 2022

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

Rhinella teotoniensis Ferrão, Souza, Hanken, and Lima in Ferrão, Souza, Colatreli, Hanken, and Lima, 2022, Syst. Biodiversity, 20 (1: 2039317): 11. Holotype: INPA-H 37822 (GenBank accession MF479720), by original designation. Type locality: "RAPELD Teotônio, west bank of the upper Madeira River near the extinct Santo Antônio Falls, municipality of Porto Velho, state of Rondônia, Brazil". Zoobank publication registration: 54287529-14CC-4268-A371-368D11921097

English Names

Teotonio Falls Leaf-litter Toad (original publication). 


Found in the upper Madeira Basin in Brazil and Bolivia; known from four localities on the west bank of the Madeira River close to the municipality of Porto Velho, state of Rondônia, Brazil; in Bolivia known from Cobija and Santa Crucito in the western portion of the Madeira Basin in the Departamento Pando. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Bolivia, Brazil


In the Rhinella margaritifera group and confused with Rhinella castaneotica prior to its naming; comparative external morphology, advertisement call, molecular markers, and natural history detailed in the original publication. Köhler and Lötters, 1999, Bonn. Zool. Beitr., 48: 259-273, discussed the call, provided a Bolivian record and discussed the species' range (as Rhinella castaneotica). 

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