Bufotes siculus (Stöck, Sicilia, Belfiore, Buckley, Lo-Brutto, Lo-Valvo, and Arculeo, 2008)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Bufotes > Species: Bufotes siculus

Bufo siculus Stöck, Sicilia, Belfiore, Buckley, Lo-Brutto, Lo-Valvo, and Arculeo, 2008, BMC Evol. Biol., 8(56): 11. Holotype: Museum of Terrasini, Palermo P215, by original designation. Type locality: "Monte Pellegrino reserve (38.170 N, 13.351 E), Palermo, Sicily, Italy".

Pseudepidalea siculaFrost, 2008, Amph. Spec. World, vers. 5.2: .

Bufo (Bufotes) siculusDubois and Bour, 2010, Zootaxa, 2447: 25. See comment under Bufotes record.

Bufotes siculusFrost, 2013, Amph. Spec. World, Vers. 5.6: . Required change because of non-monophyly of Bufo.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Sicily as well as Favigana and Ustica islands, Italy.

Comment

Retained in Bufotes pending systematic resolution of the clades suggested by Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297. Stöck, Sicilia, Belfiore, Buckley, Lo-Brutto, Lo-Valvo, and Arculeo, 2008, BMC Evol. Biol., 8(56): 1-19, suggested that this taxon is the sister species of Bufotes boulengeri (as Bufo boulengeri). See comment under Bufotes balearicus. Speybroeck, Beukema, and Crochet, 2010, Zootaxa, 2492: 7, did not accept this taxon pending publication of evidence beyond mtDNA.

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