Melanophryniscus klappenbachi

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Melanophryniscus klappenbachi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Melanophryniscus
Species: M. klappenbachi
Binomial name
Melanophryniscus klappenbachi
Prigioni and Langone, 2000

Melanophryniscus klappenbachi (common name: Klappenbach's red-bellied frog) is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is found in the Gran Chaco in northern Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil (Mato Grosso do Sul), and possibly in Bolivia.[1][2] Its specific name refers to Miguel Angel Klappenbach, a Uruguayan zoologist.[3]

Its natural habitats are shrublands, and it can also be found in disturbed areas such as livestock farms. It is an explosive breeder utilizing temporary pools.[1]

Melanophryniscus klappenbachi is a common species facing no significant threats. It is present in the international pet trade.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Aquino, L.; Kwet, A.; Baldo, D. & Céspedez, V. (2004). "Melanophryniscus klappenbachi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Melanophryniscus klappenbachi Prigioni and Langone, 2000". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2013). The Eponym Dictionary of Amphibians. Pelagic Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907807-44-2.