Rhinella iserni (Jiménez de la Espada, 1875)

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

English Names

Rio Perene Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 42).

Distribution

Upper reaches of valleys of Río Chanchamayo and Río Perene, Junin, Peru.

Comment

Soon after its description this taxon was synonymized with Bufo margaritifer (as Bufo typhonius) by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 318. Savage, 1978, in Espada's Vert. Viaje Pacif.: xiii, however, recognized it as valid. Excluded from Rhinella (as the Bufo margaritifer group) by Hoogmoed, 1986, in Rocek (ed.), Studies in Herpetol.: 147-150, Hoogmoed, 1989, in Fontenet (ed.), Treballs Ictiol. Herpetol., 2: 172, and Hoogmoed, 1990, in Peters and Hutterer (eds.), Vert. Tropics: 116. Included, without comment, in the Bufo margaritifer group by Duellman and Schulte, 1992, Copeia, 1992: 162-172. Fouquet, Gaucher, Blanc, and Vélez-Rodriguez, 2007, Zootaxa, 1663: 18, excluded this species from the Rhinella margaritifera group.

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