Synapturanus mirandaribeiroi Nelson and Lescure, 1975

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Otophryninae > Genus: Synapturanus > Species: Synapturanus mirandaribeiroi

Synapturanus mirandaribeiroi Nelson and Lescure, 1975, Herpetologica, 31: 394. Holotype: MZUSP 49981, by original designation. Type locality: "Kanashen (a Waiwai Indian village and mission) on the upper Essequibo River, Rupununi District, Guyana". Placed on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology by Opinion 1513, Anonymous, 1988, Bull. Zool. Nomencl., 45: 243.

English Names

Miranda's Disc Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 93).


Northern Brazil, Colombia, and the Guianas in humid tropical forests at low elevations.


Nelson and Lescure, 1975, Herpetologica, 31: 394, discussed confusion with Myersiella microps; the distribution they cited has not been reviewed since the newer species have been described. Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 276-277, provided a photo and brief account for French Guiana. Barrio-Amorós, 1999 "1998", Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 18: 58, commented on the Venezuelan distribution and Barrio-Amorós and Brewer-Carias, 1999, Herpetol. Rev., 30: 51, provided an additional Venezuelan locality. See account for Surinam population by Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 270-271.

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