Bufo torrenticola Matsui, 1976

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Bufo > Species: Bufo torrenticola

Bufo torrenticola Matsui, 1976, Contrib. Biol. Lab. Kyoto Univ., 25: 1. Holotype: OMNH Am 4202, by original designation. Type locality: "Shiokara-dani Valley, 1400 metres on Mt. Hidegatake, Ohdaigahara, Nara Prefecture, [Honshu I.], Japan".

Bufo japonicus torrenticolaKawamura, Nishioka, and Ueda, 1980, Sci. Rep. Lab. Amph. Biol. Hiroshima Univ., 4: 12.

Bufo (Bufo) torrenticolaDubois and Bour, 2010, Zootaxa, 2447: 24.

English Names

Honshu Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 43).

Japanese Stream Toad (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 41; Maeda and Matsui, 1990, Frogs Toads Japan, Ed. 2: 27; Goris and Maeda, 2004, Guide Amph. Rept. Japan" 54).

Distribution

Mountains of western Chubu District to Kinki District of central Honshu, Japan.

Comment

In the Bufo bufo group and related to Bufo japonicus, according to the original publication. Kawamura, Nishioka, and Ueda, 1980, Sci. Rep. Lab. Amph. Biol. Hiroshima Univ., 4: 12, found no genetic isolation in laboratory hybridization between Bufo japonicus and Bufo torrenticola and considered Bufo torrenticola to be a subspecies of Bufo japonicus. However, both forms remain distinct in sympatry according to the original publication. Igawa, Kurabayashi, Nishioka, and Sumida, 2006, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 38: 250-260, found Bufo torrenticola to be phylogenetically imbedded within Bufo japonicus, on the basis of mtDNA evidence. See Matsui, 1984, Contrib. Biol. Lab. Kyoto Univ., 26: 209-428, for morphometric variation analysis and revision. Highton, 2000, in Bruce et al., Biol. Plethodontid Salamanders: 233-234, discussed the previously published evidence and supported the recognition of Bufo torrenticola as a species distinct from Bufo japonicus. See Maeda and Matsui, 1990, Frogs Toads Japan, Ed. 2: 23-27, for account. Goris and Maeda, 2004, Guide Amph. Rept. Japan: 54-56, provided an account, map, and photograph. Yamazaki, Kouketsu, Fukuda, Araki, and Nambu, 2008, J. Herpetol., 42: 427-436, documented introgression with Bufo japonicus formosus.

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