Incilius tacanensis (Smith, 1952)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Incilius > Species: Incilius tacanensis

Bufo tacanensis Smith, 1952, Copeia, 1952: 176. Holotype: UMMZ 88359, by original designation. Type locality: "at 1500 meters on Volcán de Tacaná, Unión Juárez, Chiapas, México".

Cranopsis tacanensisFrost, 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: 364.

Ollotis tacanensisFrost, Grant, and Mendelson, 2006, Copeia, 2006: 558, by implication.

Incilius tacanensisFrost, Mendelson, and Pramuk, 2009, Copeia, 2009: 418–419, by implication.

English Names

Volcan Tacana Toad (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 18; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 43; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 18).

Distribution

Intermediate elevations along the Pacific versant of extreme eastern Chiapas (Mexico) and western Guatemala, 200 to 2200 m elevation.

Comment

See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Bufo tacanensis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 192. Mendelson, Mulcahy, Williams, and Sites, 2011, Zootaxa, 3138: 1-34, suggested that Incilius tacanensis is a members in an unnamed monophyletic group (the name Incilius alvarius group is availabe-DRF) that includes Incilius alvarius, Incilius occidentalis, Incilius mccoyi, and Incilius tacanensisOliver-López, Woolrich-Piña, and Lemos-Espinal, 2009, Fam. Bufonidae Mex.: 93–94, provided an account for Mexico (as Ollotis cristata). Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 104–115, compared this species to others in Central America and provided a range map and photograph.

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