Melanophryniscus tumifrons (Boulenger, 1905)

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

Atelopus tumifrons Boulenger, 1905, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 16: 181. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.1461 (formerly 1902.12.8.5), according to M.S. Hoogmoed IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 69; and Caramaschi and Cruz, 2002, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 60: 306. Type locality: "Pernambuco", Brazil; Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 15, doubted the type locality and supposed the type came from "Rio Grande do Sul", Brazil; this reassignment of type locality supported by Caramaschi and Cruz, 2002, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 60: 308.

Dendrophryniscus tumifronsMüller, 1934, Zool. Anz., 108: 153.

Melanophryniscus tumifronsGallardo, 1961, 1° Reunion Trab. Comun. Cienc. Nat. Geograf., Univ. Nac. Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina: 210.

English Names

Swelling Redbelly Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 44).

Distribution

Rio Grando do Sul and Paraná, Brazil.

Comment

In the Melanophryniscus tumifrons group of Cruz and Caramaschi, 2003, Bol. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, N.S., Zool., 500: 1-11. See account by Caramaschi and Cruz, 2002, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 60: 303-314, where species limits were redefined. Populations in Argentina formerly assigned to this species are now assigned to Melanophryniscus krauczuki. 

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