Blomberg's toad

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Blomberg's toad
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Bufo
Species: B. blombergi
Binomial name
Bufo blombergi
Myers & Funkhouser, 1951
Synonyms

Rhaebo blombergi

Blomberg's toad (Bufo blombergi), also known as the Colombian giant toad, is a very large species of toad in the Bufonidae family. It is found in rainforests at altitudes between 200 and 550 metres (660 and 1,800 ft) in the Chocó of southwestern Colombia and far northwestern Ecuador. It is considered near threatened by the IUCN because of habitat loss and pollution.

This species epithet commemorates Swedish explorer Rolf Blomberg who discovered this toad in 1950. It is part of the subgenus Rhaebo, which some believe should be elevated to a genus.

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