Rhinella merianae (Gallardo, 1965)

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

Bufo granulosus merianae Gallardo, 1965, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 134: 112. Holotype: AMNH 46531, by original designation. Type locality: "head falls of Essequebo River, British Guiana [= Guyana]".

Rhinella merianaeNarvaes and Rodrigues, 2009, Arq. Zool., São Paulo, 40: 40.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Extreme southeastern Venezuela and Guyana to extreme western Surinam, and the states of Amazonas and Roraima in Brazil, north of the Amazon River, on the rivers Solimões, Negro, and Branco.

Comment

R.I. Crombie IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 47, reported Rhinella merianae (as Bufo granulosus merianae) to overlap Rhinella nattereri (as Bufo granulosus nattereri). Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 56-57, provided a brief account and photo of Rhinella granulosa merianae. Gorzula and Señaris, 1999 "1998", Scient. Guaianae, 8: 15, provided distributional data for the Guianan region of Venezuela and were unable to distinguish subspecies in the region and doubted the validity of Rhinella granulosa merianae. Narvaes and Rodrigues, 2009, Arq. Zool., São Paulo, 40: 1-73, revised the Rhinella granulosa group and provided an account for this species. See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 381, for brief account and records for Guyana. Silva, Schiesari, and Menin, 2017, Zootaxa, 4294:145–150, reported on larval morphology, clutch size, and egg deposition site. 

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