Synapturanus salseri Pyburn, 1975

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

Synapturanus salseri Pyburn, 1975, Herpetologica, 31: 440. Holotype: UTA A-4011, by original designation. Type locality: "Timbó, Vaupés", Colombia.

English Names

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


Known from the type locality (Vaupés, Colombia), Cerro Neblina and 34 km south of Puerto Ayacucho, Amazonas, Venezuela; also reported from Kaieteur National Park, Guyana, and near Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.


Barrio-Amorós, 1999 "1998", Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 18: 58, commented on the Venezuelan distribution. Señaris, Molina, and Villarreal, 2003, Herpetol. Rev., 34: 260, provided a record for Amazonas, Venezuela. Zimmerman and Rodrigues, 1990, in Gentry (ed.), Four Neotropical Rainforests: 426-454, provided the first central Brazilan Amazonia record for this species, near Manaus. Kok and Kalamandeen, 2008, Intr. Taxon. Amph. Kaieteur Natl. Park: 232-233, provided an account, reported the species from Kaieteur National Park, Guyana (although noting some differences), and questioned the identity of the Manaus, Brazil, specimens.

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