Elachistocleis magna Toledo, 2010

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Gastrophryninae > Genus: Elachistocleis > Species: Elachistocleis magna

Elachistocleis magnus Toledo, 2010, Zootaxa, 2496: 64. Holotype: ZUEC 11384, by original designation. Type locality: Fazenda Jaburi, in the municipality of Espigão do Oeste, (11° 35′ - 11° 38′ S, 60° 41′ - 60° 45′ W; 280 m a.s.l.) . . . , state of Rondônia, Brazil".

Elachistocleis magna — Marinho, Carvalho, Bang, Teixeira, Azarak, Costa-Campos, and Giaretta, 2018, Zootaxa, 4521: 361. Gender correction. 

Engystoma magnum — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 216. 

English Names

None noted.


Rondônia, southern Amazonas, and the western two-thirds of Mato Grosso to eastern Pará, Brazil; presumably into adjacent northeastern Bolivia.


Confused with Elachistocleis ovalis prior to its naming according to the original publication. Strüssmann, Campos, Dorado-Rodrigues, Almeida, Toledo, Hoogmoed, and Valadão, 2012, Check List, 8: 317-320, provided a geographic range map and discussed the range. Meneghelli and Calderon, 2017 "2016", Herpetol. Rev., 47: 622, provided a record from Porto Velho, Rondônia, Brazil. See Marinho, Carvalho, Bang, Teixeira, Azarak, Costa-Campos, and Giaretta, 2018, Zootaxa, 4521: 357–375, for discussion of advertisement call, intraspecific variation, and diagnosis. Jowers, Othman, Borzée, Rivas-Fuenmayor, Sánchez-Ramírez, Auguste, Downie, Read, and Murphy, 2021, Organisms Divers. Evol., 21: 189–206, discussed the phylogenetics and biogeography of this species.  

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