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[2] to French Guiana and adjacent Brazil, possibly extending to Suriname. Its type locality is Mount Roraima.[3][4] Its local Spanish name is ranita guturosa,[1] roughly meaning "drop-splattered frog" in reference to its coloration.

This frog is not uncommon, 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]

Recent molecular research has found that A gutturosa consists of more than one species.[5]


  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. ^ MacCulloch, R.D., A. Lathrop, P.J.R. Kok, L.R. Minter, S.Z. Khan and C.L. Barrio-Amorós (2008). "A new species of Adelophryne (Anura: Eleutherodactylidae) from Guyana, with additional data on Adelophryne gutturosa". Zootaxa 1884: 36–50. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ MacCulloch, R.D., A. Lathrop, R.P. Reynolds, J.C. Señaris and G.R. Schneider (2008). "Herpetofauna of Mount Roraima, Guiana shield region, northeastern South America". Herpetological Review 38: 24–30. 
  5. ^ Fouquet, A., D. Loebmann, S. Castroviejo-Fisher, J.M. Padial, V.G.D. Orrico, M.L. Lyra, I.J. Roberto, P.J.R. Kok, C.F.B. Haddad & M.T. Rodrigues (2012). "From Amazonia to the Atlantic forest: Molecular phylogeny of Phyzelaphryninae frogs reveals unexpected diversity and a striking biogeographic pattern emphasizing conservation challenges". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 65: 547–561.