Oreophrynella quelchii

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Oreophrynella quelchii
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Oreophrynella
Species: O. quelchii
Binomial name
Oreophrynella quelchii
(Boulenger, 1895)

Oreophrynella quelchii (commonly known as the Roraima black frog) is a species of toad in the Bufonidae family.

This species is restricted to the transboundary summit of Mount Roraima in Venezuela (inside Canaima National Park World Heritage Site), Guyana and Brazil, and from Wei-Assipu-tepui on the Brazil–Guyana border. It has been recorded from 2,300–2,800m asl.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland and rocky areas.

Source[edit]

  • Marinus Hoogmoed, Celsa Señaris 2004. Oreophrynella quelchii. In: IUCN 2010. [www.iucnredlist.org IUCN Red List of Threatened Species]. Version 2010.4.. Downloaded on 8 June 2011.