Rhinella diptycha (Cope, 1862)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Rhinella > Species: Rhinella diptycha

Bufo diptychus Cope, 1862, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 14: 353. Holotype: USNM 5841, by original designation (apparently lost); not mentioned in USNM type list by Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220, or for ANSP by Malnate, 1971, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 123: 345-375. Type locality: Not mentioned specifically, but the Page Expedition visited many localities now in Brazil, northeastern Argentina, and southern Paraguay, along the drainages of the Paraná and Paraguai Rivers.

Chaunus diptychusFrost, 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. Savage and Bolaños, 2009, Zootaxa, 2005: 4, by implication.

Rhinella diptychaChaparro, Pramuk, and Gluesenkamp, 2007, Herpetologica, 63: 211, by implication.

English Names

Cope's Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 41).

Distribution

Northwestern Paraguay, presumably into adjacent Brazil.

Comment

Of uncertain relationships. Thought by Cope, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 15: 50, to be synonymous with Bufo poeppigii as did Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 292.

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