Rhinella arequipensis (Vellard, 1959)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Rhinella > Species: Rhinella arequipensis

English Names

Rio Chili Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 40).


Arequipa region and upper parts of western valleys, between Tacna and Camaná, southern Pacific Peru.


Considered a distinct species from Bufo spinulosus by Cei, 1972, Acta Zool. Lilloana, 29: 233-246, and Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 170-171; still treated as a subspecies of Bufo spinulosus by Gorham, 1974, Checklist World Amph.: 84. Córdova, 1999, Stuttgart. Beit. Naturkd., Ser. A—Biol., 600: 1-28, doubted the distinctiveness of this taxon from Rhinella spinulosa (as Bufo).

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