Ctenophryne geayi Mocquard, 1904

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Gastrophryninae > Genus: Ctenophryne > Species: Ctenophryne geayi

Ctenophryne geayi Mocquard, 1904, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, 10: 308. Type(s): Not stated; MNHNP 1903.84 registered as holotype according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 59. Type locality: "la rivière Sarare en Colombie" (=Sarare River, Norte de Santander, Colombia).

Ctenophryne geagiNieden, 1926, Das Tierreich, 49: 69. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

English Names

Brown Egg Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 89).


Northern South America from Surinam, Guyana, and Brazil to Amazonian Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.


Zweifel and Myers, 1989, Am. Mus. Novit., 2947: 1-16, have posited that the name Ctenophryne geayi actually represent two species (northern and southern populations). Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 22: 75–76, provided a brief account for the Iquitos region of northeastern Peru. De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 58, and Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 69, consider this species possibly to occur in Bolivia. Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 270-271, provided a photo and brief account for French Guiana. Barrio-Amorós, 1999 "1998", Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 18: 56-57, commented on the Venezuelan distribution. Zimmerman and Rodrigues, 1990, in Gentry (ed.), Four Neotropical Rainforests: 426-454, provided the first central Brazilan Amazonia record for this species, near Manaus. See account for Surinam population by Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 276-277. Freitas, Dias, Farias, Oliveira e Sousa, Vieira, Moura, and Uhlig, 2014, Check List, 10: 585–587, provided a record for the state of Maranhao, Brazil, and discussed the range. Gonzales-Álvarez and Reichle, 2004, Rev. Boliviana Ecol. Conserv. Ambiental, 15: 93–96, provided a record for Chivé, Bolivia. 

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