Incilius fastidiosus

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Pico Blanco toad
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Incilius
Species: I. fastidiosus
Binomial name
Incilius fastidiosus
(Cope, 1875)
Bufo fastidiosus distribution.svg
Synonyms

Cranopsis fastidiosus Cope, 1875 "1976"
Ollotis coerulescens Cope, 1875 "1876"
Bufo fastidiosus (Cope, 1875)
Ollotis fastidiosus (Cope, 1875)

Incilius fastidiosus, or the Pico Blanco toad, is a species of toad from western Panama and southeastern Costa Rica.[1][2][3] It inhabits premontane and lower montane rainforest. It is largely a fossorial species that breeds explosively in temporary pools after heavy rains in late April–May. Juveniles occur on rocky stream margins the year round.[1]

It is listed as a critical endangered species due to a drastic population decline, probably caused by chytridiomycosis, and to some extent, habitat loss.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Bolaños, F., Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Chaves, G., Savage, J., Jaramillo, C. & Fuenmayor, Q. (2008). "'". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T54635A11179196. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Incilius fastidiosus (Cope, 1875)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Incilius fastidiosus". Amphibians of Panama. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Retrieved 7 November 2015.