Rhinella roqueana (Melin, 1941)

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

Bufo typhonius roqueanus Melin, 1941, Göteborgs K. Vetensk. Vitterh. Samh. Handl., Ser. B, 1: 17. Syntypes: NHMG (4 specimens), by original designation. NHMG Ba.ex. 460 (2 specimens) listed in museum records; the status of the other two specimens is not known. Type locality: "Roque, Perú".

Bufo roqueanusHoogmoed, 1990, in Peters and Hutterer (eds.), Vert. Tropics: 117-120, by implication; Duellman and Schulte, 1992, Copeia, 1992: 162-172.

Rhinella roqueanaFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 366.

English Names

None noted.


Eastern Ecuador, northern Peru, Amazonian Colombia and adjacent Brazil.


See discussion by Hoogmoed, 1986, in Rocek (ed.), Studies in Herpetol.: 147-150, and Hoogmoed, 1990, in Peters and Hutterer (eds.), Vert. Tropics: 117-120, who first recognized this taxon as a species. The diagnostic differences between this form and geographically proximate members of Rhinella are not well documented. See comment under Rhinella margaritifera.

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