Rhinella scitula

Subgenus: margaritifera
family: Bufonidae
Species Description: Caramaschi and Niemeyer, 2003, Bol. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, Zool., 501: 3

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brazil, Paraguay


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This recently described species is currently known only from Municipio de Bonita, in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, where it has been collected at 300m asl. The limits of its distribution are not known, and it is expected to occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits dense gallery forest in the Cerrado savannah. Animals have been found close to streams and waterfalls, and this species breeds in small pools in slow-flowing streams. It might also occur in pastureland, although this requires verification.


This is a seasonally abundant species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions

It is not known if it is present in any protected areas.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements.


Ulisses Caramaschi 2004. Rhinella scitula. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54756A11200283. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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