Pipa parva Ruthven and Gaige, 1923

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

Pipa parva Ruthven and Gaige, 1923, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 136: 1. Holotype: UMMZ 57443, by original designation and according to Peters, 1952, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 539: 19. Type locality: "village of Sabana de Mendoza, [Estado Trujillo,] Venezuela".

Protopipa parvaCarvalho, 1939, Bol. Biol., São Paulo, 4: 397.

Pipa parvaDunn, 1948, Am. Mus. Novit., 1384: 7.

English Names

Dwarf Toad (Cochran, 1961, Living Amph. World: 51; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 109).

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


Northeastern Colombia (Maracaibo Basin) and northwestern Venezuela; introduced into Lago Valencia, Carabobo state, Venezuela. 


See comment under Pipa myersi. Noble, 1925, Am. Mus. Novit., 164: 2, had suggested that Pipa parva was closely related to Pipa aspera. Barrio-Amorós, 1999 "1998", Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 18: 59, commented on the Venezuelan distribution. Lever, 2003, Naturalized Rept. Amph. World: 146, reported introduced populations in the Zulia region of Venezuela. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 109, for comments on range and literature. 

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