Rhaebo hypomelas (Boulenger, 1913)

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

Bufo hypomelas Boulenger, 1913, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1913: 1022. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.20.85 (formerly 1913.11.12.102), according to M.S. Hoogmoed in Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 48. Type locality: "upper waters of the Condo, altitude 1200 feet", Chocó, Colombia.

Rhaebo hypomelasFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 365 (provisional placement).

English Names

Choco Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 42).

Distribution

Chocó region of western Colombia in the departments of Antioquia, Cauca, Chocó, Risaralda, and Valle del Cauca, 680-1600 m elevation.

Comment

Placed in the Bufo guttatus group by Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 117. Hoogmoed, 1989, Zool. Verh., Leiden, 250: 1-32, and Hoogmoed, 1990, in Peters and Hutterer (eds.), Vert. Tropics: 114, provided accounts and distinguished the taxon from Rhaebo blombergi. Not considered as allocated to a species group by Duellman and Schulte, 1992, Copeia, 1992: 162-172. Provisionally allocated to Rhaebo by Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 365. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Bufo hypomelas) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 611. See account by Mueses-Cisneros, 2009 "2008", Herpetotropicos, Mérida, 5: 29-48, who provided a detailed account and rejected literature records for Ecuador.

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