Chacophrys Reig and Limeses, 1963

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ceratophryidae > Genus: Chacophrys
1 species

Chacophrys Reig and Limeses, 1963, Physis, Buenos Aires, 24: 125. Type species: Ceratophrys pierottii Vellard, 1948, by original designation.

English Names

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


As for the single species: salt flats in Chaco, Córdoba, Salta, Santiago del Estero, San Luis, and Rioja provinces in northern Argentina; western Paraguay; Tarija, Bolivia.


Tribe Ceratophryini (see comment under Ceratophryinae). Removed from the synonymy of Ceratophrys by Maxson and Ruibal, 1988, J. Herpetol., 22: 228-231, where it had been placed by Lynch, 1971, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 53: 107. See comment by Cei, 1987, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 21: 222. Faivovich, Nicoli, Blotto, Pereyra, Baldo, Barrionuevo, Fabrezi, Wild, and Haddad, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 9: 207–227, provided evidence that Chacophrys is the sister taxon of Lepidobatrachus, albeit with low jack-knife values. 

Contained taxa (1 sp.):

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