Synapturanus zombie Fouquet, Leblanc, Fabre, Rodrigues, Menin, Courtois, Dewynter, Hölting, Ernst, Peloso, and Kok, 2021

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Otophryninae > Genus: Synapturanus > Species: Synapturanus zombie

Synapturanus zombie Fouquet, Leblanc, Fabre, Rodrigues, Menin, Courtois, Dewynter, Hölting, Ernst, Peloso, and Kok, 2021, Zool. Anz., 293: 51. Holotype. MNHN-RA-2020.0091, by original designation. Type locality: "Itoupe, French Guiana (3.0230°N 53.0955°W, ~600 m elevation". 

English Names

None noted. 


Known from the easternmost part of the Guiana Shield: French Guiana (Savane Virginie/Mataroni, Trois Pitons, Saut Maripa, Alikene, Saul, Itoupe, Mont Chauve) and in Amapá, Brazil (Oiapoque and Upper Rio Calçoene). 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil, French Guiana


The original publication addressed osteology, external morphology, advertisement call, and noted where this species had previously been confused with Synapturanus salseri and Synapturanus mirandaribeiroi. Reported as Synapturanus sp. "Eastern Guianas" by Vacher, Chave, Ficetola, Sommeria-Klein, Tao, Thébaud, Blanc, Camacho, Cassimiro, Colston, Dewynter, Ernst, Gaucher, Gomes, Jairam, Kok, Lima, Martinez, Marty, Noonan, Nunes, Ouboter, Recoder, Rodrigues, Snyder, Marques-Souza, and Fouquet, 2020, J. Biogeograph., 47: 1781–1791, and Fouquet, Leblanc, Framit, Réjaud, Rodrigues, Castroviejo-Fisher, Peloso, Prates, Manzi, Suescun, Baroni, Moraes, Recoder, Marques-Souza, Vechio, Camacho, Ghellere, Rojas-Runjaic, Gagliardi-Urrutia, Carvalho, Gordo, Menin, Kok, Hrbek, Werneck, Crawford, Ron, Mueses-Cisneros, Rojas-Zamora, Pavan, Simões, Ernst, and Fabre, 2021, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 132: 236–256. Taucce, Costa-Campos, Carvalho, and Michalski, 2022, Eur. J. Taxon., 836: 118, discussed uncertainty regarding the range in Amapá, Brazil, and reported on distribution, literature, and conservation status for Amapá, Brazil. 

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