Nannophryne variegata

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Nannophryne variegata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Nannophryne
Species: N. variegata
Binomial name
Nannophryne variegata
Günther, 1870
Synonyms
  • Bufo variegatus (Günther, 1870)
  • Bufo trivittatus Philippi, 1902
  • Bufo albigularis Philippi, 1902

Nannophryne variegata, known also as the Eden Harbour toad or Patagonian toad, is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is found in southern Argentina (from Neuquén southwards) and Chile. There is also a record from Peru, but this requires confirmation given its great geographic and ecological isolation.[2] It occurs in Tierra del Fuego south to 53°S, making it the southernmost amphibian in the world, a record shared with Batrachyla antartandica.[1]

Its natural habitats are temperate to cold humid forests, bogs, and Magellanic tundra. It occurs in marshes, under logs in the Nothofagus forest region as well as tundra surrounded by low stature Nothofagus forest in the subantarctic region. Reproduction takes place in shallow temporary pools and swamps. It is a locally abundant species that tolerates some disturbance.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Úbeda, C.; Veloso, A.; Núñez, H.; Basso, N. & Blotto, B. (2010). "Nannophryne variegata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Nannophryne variegata Günther, 1870". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 8 March 2015.