Melanophryniscus spectabilis Caramaschi and Cruz, 2002

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Melanophryniscus > Species: Melanophryniscus spectabilis

Melanophryniscus spectabilis Caramaschi and Cruz, 2002, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 60: 308. Holotype: MZUSP 9424, by original designation. Type locality: "BRAZIL, SANTA CATARINA, Municipality of Nova Teutônia (27° 09′ S, 52° 25′ W)".

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Basins of the Irani, Ariranha, do Engano, and Jacuting rivers, within 35 km north of the Uruguai River, western Santa Catarina, Brazil, 380–875 m elevation; also reported ca. 100 km to the north at Faxinal do Céu Botanical Garden, Pinhão municipality, Paraná state, Brazil, 1100 m elevation. 

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Comment

In the Melanophryniscus tumifrons group, previously confused with Melanophryniscus tumifrons, according to the original publication. Giasson, Kunz, and Ghizoni, 2011, Check List, 7: 641-644, provided range extensions and discussed the range and erroneous records. Reynaud, Hiert, Balestrin, and Miranda, 2018, Herpetol. Notes, 11: 593–597, provided a record from Faxinal do Céu Botanical Garden, Pinhão municipality, Paraná state, Brazil, 1100 m elevation.   

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