Ceratophrys cranwelli Barrio, 1980

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

Ceratophrys cranwelli Barrio, 1980, Physis, Buenos Aires, 39: 22. Holotype: CHINM 7195, by original designation; now in MACN. Type locality: "Gramilla, Santiago del Estero", Argentina.

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

English Names

Cranwell's Horned Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 71).

Argentina Horned Frog (Trade name).

Distribution

Chacoan region of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay.

Comment

Formerly considered a synonym of Ceratophrys ornata, with which it is parapatric. Cei, 1987, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 21: 220-222, discussed this taxon in comparison with Ceratophrys ornata, with which it had been synonymized. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 15, briefly discussed the range in Paraguay. Valetti, Salas, and Martino, 2013, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 61: 273-280, reported on bioacoustics.  Faivovich, 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 ornata

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