Ceratophrys calcarata Boulenger, 1890

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ceratophryidae > Genus: Ceratophrys > Species: Ceratophrys calcarata

Ceratophrys calcarata Boulenger, 1890, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1890: 327. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.17.28 (formerly 89.12.16.168), according to museum records. Type locality: "Colombia".

Ceratophrys (Stombus) calcarataLynch, 1982, Syst. Zool., 31: 166-179.

English Names

Colombian Horned Frog (Cochran, 1961, Living Amph. World: 89; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 78; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 71).

Distribution

Caribbean lowlands of Colombia and Venezuela; isolated population in Amazonian Venezuela.

Comment

See accounts by Rivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 83; and Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 364-366. Barrio-Amorós, 1999 "1998", Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 18: 41, commented on the range in Venezuela. Lynch, 1982, Syst. Zool., 31: 166-179, reported the Venezuelan Amazonian population which had previously been confused with Ceratophrys cornutaFaivovich, Nicoli, Blotto, Pereyra, Baldo, Barrionuevo, Fabrezi, Wild, and Haddad, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 9: 207–227, suggested that this species is the sister taxon of Ceratophrys cornuta. Barrio-Amorós, 2004, Rev. Ecol. Latino Am., 9: 19, 29, considered the population at Puerto Ayacucho, Venezuela. to represent Ceratophrys calcarata, rather than Ceratophrys cornuta as previously identified. 

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