Rhinella jimi (Stevaux, 2002)

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

Bufo jimi Stevaux, 2002, Rev. Brasil. Zool., 19: 236. Holotype: JJ 7628, by original designation. Type locality: "BRAZIL, Bahia: Maracás (40° 26′ W, 13° 26′ S, Fazenda Cana Brava)".

Chaunus jimiFrost, 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 jimiChaparro, Pramuk, and Gluesenkamp, 2007, Herpetologica, 63: 211, by implication.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Northeastern Brazil from Pará (Municipality of Buraju) and Maranhão to Piauí and Espíritu Santo,  Brazil, at elevations of 400-500 m.

Comment

In the Bufo marinus group and most closely related to Bufo paracnemis according to the original publication. Confused with Rhinella paracnemis prior to its description. Kwet, Di-Bernardo, and Maneyro, 2006, Iheringia, Zool., 96: 479-485, provided a key to distinguish this species from other members of the Rhinella marina group. Maneyro and Kwet, 2008, Stuttgart. Beit. Naturkd., Ser. A, Neue Ser., 1: 95-121, noted that populations in Bahia and Pernambuco previously assigned to Rhinella schneideri may actually be assignable to this species. Vallinoto, Sequeira, Sodré, Bernardi, Sampaio, and Schneider, 2010, Zool. Scripta, 39: 128-140, and Maciel, Garcia, Colli, and Schwartz, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 57: 787-797, reported on the molecular phylogenetics of the Rhinella marina group, including this species. Silva, Santos, Alves, Sousa, and Annunziata, 2010, Sitientibus, Ser. Cienc. Biol., 7: 334-340, provided records for Piauí. Garda, São Pedro, and Lion, 2010, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 5: 151-156, reported on the calls. Tolledo and Toledo, 2010, J. Herpetol., 44: 480-483, reported on comparative larval morphology. Oliveira, Weber, and Napoli, Herpetol. J., 24: 229–236, reported on larval morphology of the chondrocranium and hypobranchial apparatus. Valencia-Zuleta and Maciel, 2017, Herpetol. Rev., 48: 385, provided a records from Espíritu Santo and Pará, Brazil, and briefly discussed the range. 

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