Bufonidae

Dorigo, Thiago Arnt, Vrcibradic, Davor & Rocha, Carlos Frederico Duarte, 2018, The amphibians of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: an updated and commented list, Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia 58, pp. 1-11 : 6

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.11606/1807-0205/2018.58.05

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4975652

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scientific name

Bufonidae
status

 

Family Bufonidae

Baldissera et al. (2004) reviewed the Bufo crucifer (now Rhinella crucifer ) group and resurrected Bufo ornatus Spix, 1824 (now Rhinella ornata ). According to that work, all records of R. crucifer from the state of Rio de Janeiro should be attributed to R. ornata . However, R. crucifer (sensu Baldissera et al., 2004) was subsequently reported from different localities in Rio de Janeiro (Marques et al., 2006; Silveira et al., 2009; Almeida‑Gomes et al., 2010), confirming the presence of both species in the state. Additionally, Silveira et al. (2009) presented the first records of another member of the R. crucifer complex, R. pombali (Baldissera, Caramaschi & Haddad, 2004) , for the state of Rio de Janeiro. However, recent molecular studies have found no support for the validity of R. pombali (Thomé et al., 2010, 2012), and it was concluded that this taxon was based on R. crucifer × R. ornata hybrids (Thomé et al., 2012). As R. pombali is currently an invalid taxon, it is not included herein in the list.

The species listed in Rocha et al. (2004) as “ Bufo gr. margaritifer Laurenti, 1768” is, most probably, Rhinella hoogmoedi Caramaschi & Pombal,2006 ,which is currently the only species of the R.margaritifera group known to occur in the state ( Frost, 2017).Therefore, we substituted the former name by the latter.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Bufonidae