Nannophryne variegata Günther, 1870

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Nannophryne > Species: Nannophryne variegata

Nannophryne variegata Günther, 1870, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1870: 402. Syntypes: BMNH 69.5.3.50-51, 69.5.3.59, 1947.2.21.96 (formerly 68.9.22.3), and 2 not traced, according to M.S. Hoogmoed IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 63. Type localities: "Puerto Bueno, Port Grappler, and in Eden Harbour", Magallanes, Chile; Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 293, listed at least 6 specimens as syntypes from "Chili", "Puerto Bueno", "Port Grappler", and "Eden Harbour"; restricted to "Puerto Bueno (Magallanes), Chile" by Cei, 1962, Batr. Chile: 51.

Bufo variegatusBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 293. Philippi, 1902, Supl. Batr. Chil. Descr. Hist. Fis. Polit. Chile: 36.

Phryniscus variegatusBoulenger, 1894, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 14: 374, by implication.

Bufo albigularis Philippi, 1902, Supl. Batr. Chil. Descr. Hist. Fis. Polit. Chile: 32. Syntypes: MNHNC (numerous individuals), according to the original publication. Type locality: "Andibus provinciae Cautin" Chile. Considered a nomen dubium by Nieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 146. Synonymy by Cei, 1958, Invest. Zool. Chilen., 4: 267; Gallardo, 1962, Physis, Buenos Aires, 23: 99; Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 160; Lavilla, 1994 "1992", Acta Zool. Lilloana, 42: 67.

Bufo trivittatus Philippi, 1902, Supl. Batr. Chil. Descr. Hist. Fis. Polit. Chile: 38. Syntypes: MNHNC (3 specimens), according to the original publication. Type locality: "Araucanía", Chile. Considered a nomen dubium by Nieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 146. Synonymy by Cei, 1958, Invest. Zool. Chilen., 4: 267; Gallardo, 1962, Physis, Buenos Aires, 23: 99; Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 160.

Nannophryne variegataFrost, 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.

Nannophryne variegatusPramuk, Robertson, Sites, and Noonan, 2008, Global Ecol. Biogeograph., 17: 76.

English Names

Eden Harbour Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 44).

Patagonian Toad (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 42).

Distribution

Neuquén to southern Río Negro in Argentina as well as adjacent Chile southward to the Magellanic Islands of Chile and Argentina (see comment).

Comment

See comment under Nannophryne. In the Bufo variegatus group of Martin, 1972, in Blair (ed.), Evol. Genus Bufo: 59. Inclusion in the Bufo spinulosus group of Blair, 1972, Evol. Genus Bufo: 346, is controversial; see Pramuk and Kadivar, 2003, Herpetologica, 59: 270-271, for discussion. For discussion and synonymy see Gallardo, 1962, Physis, Buenos Aires, 23: 93-102. For account see Cei, 1962, Batr. Chile: 51-52, and Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 160-164. Cei, 1980, declined to place this species in any of the species groups. Biolé and Williams, 1985 "1984", Neotropica, 30: 243-244, discussed some aspects of geographic variation. The record for Peru by Rodríguez, Córdova, and Icochea, 1993, Publ. Mus. Hist. Nat. Univ. Nac. Mayor San Marcos, 45: 1-22, requires confirmation as being ecologically and geographically very isolated from other records.

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