Otophryne robusta Boulenger, 1900

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Otophryninae > Genus: Otophryne > Species: Otophryne robusta

Otophryne robusta Boulenger, 1900, Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Ser. 2, 8: 55. Holotype: BMNH 1899.3.25.18, according to Parker, 1934, Monogr. Frogs Fam. Microhylidae: 110; now BM 1947.2.11.44, according to museum records. Type locality: "foot of Mt. Roraima, 3,500 feet.", Guyana or Venezuela. See comment. 

Otophryne robusta robustaRivero, 1968 "1967", Caribb. J. Sci., 7: 155.

English Names

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


Tepui formations of state of Bolívar, Venezuela, and adjacent western Guyana. 600-1216 m elevation, 1234-1411 m elevation.


Barrio-Amorós, 1999 "1998", Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 18: 59, commented on the Venezuelan distribution. Duellman, 1997, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 2: 32, commented on the southeastern Venezuela population. See account by MacCulloch, Lathrop, Minter, and Khan, 2008, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 48: 247-261. MacCulloch and Lathrop, 2009, R. Ontario Mus. Contrib. Sci., 4: 15, commented on specimens from Mount Ayanganna, Guyana. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 104–105, for comments on range and literature, as well as a discussion of the location of the type locality.

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