Pipa arrabali Izecksohn, 1976

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pipidae > Subfamily: Pipinae > Genus: Pipa > Species: Pipa arrabali

Pipa arrabali Izecksohn, 1976, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 36: 508. Holotype: EI 5311, by original designation; reported by Peixoto and Gomes, 2007, Rev. Brasil. Zool., 24: 726, as destroyed. Type locality: "Vila Amazônia, Município de Parintins, Estado do Amazonas, Brasil".

English Names

Arrabal's Surinam Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 96).

Arrabal's Pipa (Kok and Kalamandeen, 2008, Intr. Taxon. Amph. Kaieteur Natl. Park: 236).


Guyana, western Suriname, eastern Venezuela, and northern (Pará), central (Amazonia and Mato Grosso), and western (Rondônia) Brazil as far east as the state of Tocantins.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela


Barrio-Amorós, 1999 "1998", Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 18: 59, commented on the Venezuelan distribution. Zimmerman and Rodrigues, 1990, in Gentry (ed.), Four Neotropical Rainforests: 426–454, provided the first central Brazilan Amazonia record for this species. Sousa and Bernarde, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 98, provided a record for Rondonia, Brazil. Kok and Kalamandeen, 2008, Intr. Taxon. Amph. Kaieteur Natl. Park: 236–237, provided an account. Señaris, Lampo, Rojas-Runjaic, and Barrio-Amorós, 2014, Guía Ilust. Anf. Parque Nac. Canaima: 236–237, provided a photograph and a brief account for the Parque Nacional de Canaima, Venezuela. Araújo, Haddad, Silva, and Púgener, 2016, An. Acad. Brasil. Cienc., 88: 1875–1887, provided a larval staging table. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 109, for comments on range and literature, noting reidentifications and doubting the distinction of this species from Pipa asperaSilva, Carvalho, Pereira Silva, Fadel, Dantas, Brandão, and Santana, 2020, Biota Neotrop., 20 (1: e20190838): 15, reported the species in Tocantins, Brazil, and discussed the known range in detail. Fouquet, Cornuault, Rodrigues, Werneck, Hrbek, Acosta-Galvis, Massemin, Kok, and Ernst, 2022, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 170 (107442): 1–14, suggested on the basis of molecular analysis that nominal Pipa arrabali is composed of at least 3 species, one of which (Guyana) is more closely related to Pipa aspera than to other populations of Pipa arrabali

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