Ceratophrys testudo Andersson, 1945

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ceratophryidae > Genus: Ceratophrys > Species: Ceratophrys testudo

Ceratophrys testudo Andersson, 1945, Ark. Zool., 37A(2): 22. Holotype: NHRM 1912, according to Mercadal de Barrio, 1988, Amphibia-Reptilia, 9: 1. Type locality: "Rio Pastaza, Watershed", eastern Ecuador.

English Names

Ecuador Horned Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 71).


Known only from the type locality (Pastaza headwaters, eastern Ecuador).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


Resurrected from the synonymy of Ceratophrys cornuta by Mercadal de Barrio, 1988, Amphibia-Reptilia, 9: 1-6, where it had been placed by Lynch, 1982, Syst. Zool., 31: 166-179. Diagnostic features discussed by Perí, 1993, Alytes, 11: 107-116. Faivovich, Nicoli, Blotto, Pereyra, Baldo, Barrionuevo, Fabrezi, Wild, and Haddad, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 9: 207–227, could not include this species in their phylogenetic analysis since it has not been recollected since the holotype. 

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