Check List 13(6): 747-750, doi: 10.15560/13.6.747
First record of Rhinella poeppigii (Tschudi, 1845) in Brazil (Anura, Bufonidae)
expand article infoNathocley Mendes Venâncio, Marco Antonio de Freitas§, Arthur Diesel Abegg|, Marcelo Nogueira de Carvalho Kokubum
‡ Faculdade META-FAMETA, Rio Branco, Brazil§ Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade, ESEC Murici, Murici, Brazil| Instituto Butantan, Laboratório Especial de Coleções Zoológicas, São Paulo, Brazil¶ Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Patos, Brazil
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Rhinella poeppigii, member of the Rhinella marina group, which currently consists of 11 species, inhabits primarily cloud forests in the central Andes of Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia, reaching lowlands adjacent to the Andes, at elevations of 260–1800 m. This work presents the first record of R. poeppigii in Brazil, from the municipality of Assis Brasil, in the state of Acre. This record extends the distribution of the species 242 km northeast of the nearest record in Explorer’s Inn, Madre de Dios province, Peru.
Acre; Amazon Rainforest; geographic distribution