Rhaebo glaberrimus (Günther, 1869)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Rhaebo > Species: Rhaebo glaberrimus

English Names

Cundinamarca Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 41).

Distribution

Amazonian Colombia (departments of Boyacá, Casanare, Cundinamarca, and Meta) in the eastern piedmont of the Cordillera Oriental, 520-1240 m elevation; and in the state of Táchira, Venezuela, at 300-1400 m elevation.

Comment

Chacón-Ortiz, Diaz de Pascual, and Barrio-Amorós, 2002 "2000", Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 20: 65-69, provided the Venezuela records and disputed suggestions (e.g., Hoogmoed, 1990, in Peters and Hutterer (eds.), Vert. Tropics: 113-123) that Rhaebo glaberrimus might be conspecific with Rhaebo guttatus (as Bufo). Barrio-Amorós, 2004, Rev. Ecol. Latino Am., 9: 3, noted Venezuelan distribution and relevant literature. Lynch, 2006, Caldasia, 28: 137, discussed misidentifications in Colombia. Mueses-Cisneros, Cisneros-Heredia, and McDiarmid, 2012, Zootaxa, 3447: 22-40, redelimited the species range with respect to the newly recognized Rhaebo ecuadorensis and commented on confusion with that species in Peru and Bolivia.

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