Adelophryne gutturosa

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Adelophryne gutturosa
Conservation status
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Eleutherodactylidae
Genus: Adelophryne
Species: A. gutturosa
Binomial name
Adelophryne gutturosa
Hoogmoed & Lescure, 1984

Adelophryne gutturosa (common name: Guiana Shield frog) is a species of frog in the family Eleutherodactylidae (formerly in Leptodactylidae). It is found on the Guiana Shield from eastern Venezuela through Guyana to French Guiana and adjacent Brazil, possibly extending to Suriname. Its type locality is Mount Roraima.[2] Its local Spanish name is ranita guturosa,[1] roughly meaning "drop-splattered frog" in reference to its coloration.

This frog is not common, although its secretive habits make it also difficult to find. It is found in the leaf-litter on the forest floor of rainforests near streams. Males call from the base of plants (often formations of Monotagma spicatum), hidden among rootlets and dead leaves.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Reynolds, R., Rodrigues, M.T., Mijares, A. & MacCulloch, R. (2009). "Adelophryne gutturosa". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Adelophryne gutturosa Hoogmoed and Lescure, 1984". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  • MacCulloch, R.D., A. Lathrop, P.J.R. Kok, L.R. Minter, S.Z. Khan and C.L. Barrio-Amoros. 2008. A new species of Adelophryne (Anura: Eleutherodactylidae) from Guyana, with additional data on A. gutturosa. Zootaxa 1884: 36-50.