Pipa aspera Müller, 1924

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pipidae > Genus: Pipa > Species: Pipa aspera

Pipa aspera Müller, 1924, Zool. Anz., 58: 291. Holotype: ZSM 19/1923; lost according to D.C. Cannatella IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 424, and Glaw and Franzen, 2006, Spixiana, München, 29: 184. AMNH 107864 designated neotype by Trueb and Cannatella, 1986, Herpetologica, 42: 432. Type locality: "Albina (Unterlauf des Maroni), Surinam". Neotype from "Browns Berg Nature Par (near Mazaroni Top), 430 m, Brokopondo District, Surinam, 430 m".

Protopipa asperaNoble, 1925, Am. Mus. Novit., 164: 1.

Pipa asperaDunn, 1948, Am. Mus. Novit., 1384: 7.

English Names

Albina Surinam Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 96).


Known only from three localities in Mabura Hill Forest Reserve, Guyana, seven localities in Surinam and six localities in French Guiana.


Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 280-281, provided a photo and brief account for French Guiana. Trueb and Massemin, 2001, Amphibia-Reptilia, 22: 33-54, discussed the osteology, relationships, and natural history of this species. See account for Surinam population by Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 288-291. Ernst, Rödel, and Arjoon, 2005, Salamandra, 41: 174–194, provided records in Guyana. 

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