Cuban high-crested toad

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Cuban high-crested toad
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Peltophryne
Species:
P. gundlachi
Binomial name
Peltophryne gundlachi
(Ruibal, 1959)
Synonyms
  • Bufo gundlachi Ruibal, 1959

The Cuban high-crested toad (Peltophryne gundlachi), or Gundlach's Caribbean toad, is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae that is endemic to Cuba. It is found plains in all provinces as well as Isla de la Juventud and the Sabana-Camagüey Archipelago.[1][2] The specific name gundlachi honors Johannes Christoph Gundlach, a German zoologist.[3] Its natural habitats are primarily forests but also xeric and mesic grasslands. It is an explosive breeder of rain-flooded pools. It is threatened by habitat loss and degradation caused by agriculture, and by agricultural pollution. Its habitat is also threatened by the invasive tree Dichrostachys cinerea.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hedges, B. & Díaz, L. (2004). "Peltophryne gundlachi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2004: e.T54657A11182838. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T54657A11182838.en.
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Peltophryne gundlachi (Ruibal, 1959)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael & Grayson, Michael (2013). The Eponym Dictionary of Amphibians. Pelagic Publishing. p. 85. ISBN 978-1-907807-42-8.