Osornophryne bufoniformis (Peracca, 1904)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Osornophryne > Species: Osornophryne bufoniformis

Atelopus bufoniformis Peracca, 1904, Boll. Mus. Zool. Anat. Comp. Univ. Torino, 19 (465): 20. Syntypes: MZUT 561 (2 specimens), according to Gavetti and Andreone, 1993, Cat. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat., Torino, 10: 69. Type locality: "Pun" = Puno, Carchi Province, Ecuador.

Osornophryne bufoniformisRuiz-Carranza and Hernández-Camacho, 1976, Caldasia, 11: 97.

English Names

Peracca's Plump Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 45).

Distribution

Northern Ecuador (Carchi, Sucumbíos, and Tungurahua provinces) to southern Colombia (eastern and western slopes of the southern part of the Cordillera Central north to Valle de Cauca Department), between 2700 and 4700 m elevation.

Comment

See account (as Atelopus bufoniformis) by Peters, 1973, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 145: 20. Mueses-Cisneros, 2003, Caldasia, 25: 422, provided a brief account for Colombia. Mueses-Cisneros, 2005, Caldasia, 27: 231-232, provided localities in southern Colombia. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 612. See comments by Cisneros-Heredia and Gluesenkamp, 2011 "2010", Avanc. Cienc. Ingen., Quito, Secc. B,, 2 (3): 64-73, who noted that records for the western slope of the western Andes in northwestern Ecuador apply to Osornophryne occidentalis. Páez-Moscoso and Guayasamin, 2012, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 65: 805-822, suggested on the basis of molecular evidence that this taxon is a species complex.

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