Oreophrynella quelchii Boulenger, 1895

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Oreophrynella > Species: Oreophrynella quelchii

Oreophrynella quelchiiBoulenger, 1895, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 16: 125.

Oreophryne Quelchii Boulenger, 1895, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 15: 521. Syntypes: BMNH 95.4.19.1-5, 99.3.25.7-13, KU 126081-82 (formerly BMNH 99.3.25.14-15), ZFMK, MCZ 3500-02 (on exchange from BMNH according to Barbour and Loveridge, 1929, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 69: 311), according to M.S. Hoogmoed IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 71. Type locality: "summit of Mount Roraima, between British Guiana [= Guyana] and Venezuela, at an altitude of 8500 feet".

Oreophrynella quelchii quelchiiRivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 175.

English Names

Roraima Bush Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 45).

Distribution

Cerro Roraima, Venezuela and Guyana, presumably into Brazil on this same massif.

Comment

See comment under Oreophrynella nigra. Barrio-Amorós, 2004, Rev. Ecol. Latino Am., 9: 4, reported on distribution and relevant literature. 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: 200. See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 377, for brief account and records for Guyana.

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