Rhinophrynus Duméril and Bibron, 1841

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhinophrynidae > Genus: Rhinophrynus
1 species

Rhinophrynus Duméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 757. Type species: Rhinophrynus dorsalis Duméril and Bibron, 1841, by monotypy.

RhinophryneO'Shaughnessy, 1879, Zool. Rec., 14: 13. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

English Names

Burrowing Toads (Collins, Huheey, Knight, and Smith, 1978, Herpetol. Circ., 7: 13; Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 28; Collins, 1997, Herpetol. Circ., 25: 13; Crother, Boundy, Campbell, de Queiroz, Frost, Highton, Iverson, Meylan, Reeder, Seidel, Sites, Taggart, Tilley, and Wake, 2001 "2000", Herpetol. Circ., 29: 16; Frost, McDiarmid, and Mendelson, 2008, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 37: 11; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 22; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 9; Frost, McDiarmid, Mendelson, and Green, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 21; Frost, Lemmon, McDiarmid, and Mendelson, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 20).

Mexican Burrowing Toads (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 114).


Mouth of the Río Balsas (Michoacán, Mexico) and extreme southern Texas (USA) south along the coastal plains of Mexico and Guatemala to northwestern Honduras, on the Caribbean versant, and through El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua to Costa Rica on the Pacific versant; also in the Río Grijalva Valley of Chiapas (Mexico).

Contained taxa (1 sp.):

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