Odontophrynus occidentalis (Berg, 1896)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Odontophrynidae > Genus: Odontophrynus > Species: Odontophrynus occidentalis

Ceratophrys occidentalis Berg, 1896, An. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. Buenos Aires, 5: 168. Syntypes: One adult and one larva, possibly deposited in MACN. Type locality: "Arroyo Agrio (Neuquén)", Argentina.

Odontophrynus occidentalisMüller, 1934, Zool. Anz., 106: 172. Freiberg, 1942, Physis, Buenos Aires, 19: 229.

English Names

Cururu Lesser Escuerzo (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 82).


Western and central Argentina (eastern Andean foothills and Sierras de Córdoba and San Felipe).


See account by Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 307-309. Crespo and Cei, 1983, Arq. Mus. Bocage, Ser. B, 2: 47-55, reported significant genetic distance among two populations of this species (not including the one subsquently named as Odontophrynus barrioi). Peiretti, Basso, and Rosset, 2002, Herpetol. Rev., 33: 221, provided a range extension and commented on the distribution. Pereyra, Martí, Lescano, Rosset, and Baldo, 2009, Amphibia-Reptilia, 30: 571-575, reported a natural hybrid with Odonophrynus cordobae in central Argentina.

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