Ceratophrys ornata (Bell, 1843)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ceratophryidae > Genus: Ceratophrys > Species: Ceratophrys ornata

Uperodon ornatum Bell, 1843, Zool. Voyage Beagle, Part 5: 50. Syntypes: Not designated; according to museum records, BMNH 1947.2.17.30-31 (formerly 45.5.25.12 and 76.8.27.1). Type locality: "Buenos Ayres", Argentina.

Trigonophrys rugiceps Hallowell, 1857 "1856", Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 8: 298. Syntypes: Not designated; ANSP 2283-89, according to Malnate, 1971, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 123: 352. Type locality: "river Parana". Synonymy by Günther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 25.

Ceratophrys ornataGünther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 25.

Ceratophrys ensenadensis Rusconi, 1932 "1931", Semana Medica, 38: 2046. Nomen nudum.

Ceratophrys ensenadensis Rusconi, 1932, An. Soc. Cient. Argentina, 113: 146. Holotype: Originally in private collection of Federico Hennig (480), incomplete articulated skull; not located by Sanchíz, 1998, Handb. Palaeoherpetol., 4: 115. Type locality: "Olivos[, ] provincia de Buenos Aires", Argentina [Middle Pleistocene fossil]. Synonymy by Báez and Brandoni de Gasparini, 1977, Acta Geol. Lilloana, 14: 175.

Ceratophrys (Ceratophrys) ornataLynch, 1982, Syst. Zool., 31: 166-179.

English Names

Ornate Horned Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 78; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 71).

Bell's Ceratophrys (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 78).

Argentina Horned Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 78).

Distribution

Pampean region of Argentina (Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Entre Ríos, La Pampa, Mendoza, and Santa Fe provinces), Uruguay, and Río Grande do Sul, Brazil, 0-500 m elevation.

Comment

See comment under Ceratophrys cranwelli. See Klappenbach and Langone, 1992, An. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. Montevideo, Ser. 2, 8: 177-178, for complete synonymy. See account by Cochran, 1955 "1954", Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 206: 230-232. Achaval and Olmos, 2003, Anf. Rept. Uruguay, ed. 2: 19, provided for the Uruguayan population a brief account and photograph. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 23, suggested that reports of this species for Paraguay are based on specimens of Ceratophrys cranwelli. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 618. Faivovich, Nicoli, Blotto, Pereyra, Baldo, Barrionuevo, Fabrezi, Wild, and Haddad, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 9: 207–227, suggested that this species is the sister taxon of Ceratophrys cranwelli

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