Ctenophryne aequatorialis (Peracca, 1904)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Gastrophryninae > Genus: Ctenophryne > Species: Ctenophryne aequatorialis

Engistoma aequatoriale Peracca, 1904, Boll. Mus. Zool. Anat. Comp. Univ. Torino, 19 (465): 23. Syntypes: MZUT An528 (5 specimens), according to Gavetti and Andreone, 1993, Cat. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat., Torino, 10: 116, who note that only 4 specimens are noted in the original publication. Type locality: "Cuenca, Ecuador", at an elevation of 2536 m according to Peters, 1955, Rev. Ecuat. Entomol. Parsitol., 2: 336.

Gastrophryne aequatorialisStejneger, 1910, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 23: 166.

Engystoma aequatorialisNieden, 1926, Das Tierreich, 49: 67.

Microhyla aequatorialisParker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 146. Dunn, 1949, Am. Mus. Novit., 1419: 16.

Glossostoma aequatorialeCarvalho, 1954, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 555: 12.

Nelsonophryne aequatorialisFrost, 1987, Copeia, 1987: 1025.

Ctenophryne aequatorialisde Sá, Streicher, Sekonyela, Forlani, Loader, Greenbaum, Richards, and Haddad, 2012, BMC Evol. Biol., 12(241): 1-21.

English Names

Cuenca Nelson Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 91).


Azuay and Loja provinces, Ecuador.


Almendáriz C. and Orcés, 2004, Rev. Politécnica, Quito, 25: 135, provided distributional data for Ecuador.

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