Melanophryniscus dorsalis (Mertens, 1933)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Melanophryniscus > Species: Melanophryniscus dorsalis

Dendrophryniscus stelzneri dorsalis Mertens, 1933, Zool. Anz., 102: 257. Holotype: SMF 22131, according to Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 43. Type locality: "Torres bei Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Südbrasilien".

Melanophryniscus stelzneri dorsalisGallardo, 1961, 1° Reunion Trab. Comun. Cienc. Nat. Geograf., Univ. Nac. Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina: 209.

Melanophryniscus dorsalisCruz and Caramaschi, 2003, Bol. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, N.S., Zool., 500: 1.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Coastal Brazil from near Imbituba in Santa Catarina to near Torres in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Comment

See account by Cruz and Caramaschi, 2003, Bol. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, N.S., Zool., 500: 1-5, who considered it a species distinct from Melanophryniscus stelzneri and in the Melanophryniscus stelzneri group. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 195.

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