Comments on the neotype of Rana margaritifera Laurenti, 1768 (Anura, Bufonidae)

Authors
Lavilla, Esteban Orlando; Langone, José A.; Caramaschi, Ulisses; Perez Pombal Junior, José; De Sá, Rafael O.
Publication Year
2017
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
After more than two and half centuries regarding the identity of Rana margaritifera Laurenti, 1768, Lavilla et al. (2013) designated a neotype for the species. The authors did an extensive search to locate the type material of Laurenti (1768) and failed in finding the specimen in question. Consequently, they selected an adult female collected in the Municipality of Humaitá, State of Amazonas, Brazil, on 12 April 1985 and deposited in the Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, MNRJ 71538. This action, was carried out to solve a specific taxonomic problem in Neotropical amphibian systematics, i.e., the type specimen considered lost and the type locality uncertain. However, this action proved to be erroneous, since the type specimen is not lost.
Fil: Lavilla, Esteban Orlando. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico - Tucumán. Unidad Ejecutora Lillo; Argentina. Fundación Miguel Lillo; Argentina
Fil: Langone, José A.. Museo Nacional de Historia Natural; Uruguay
Fil: Caramaschi, Ulisses. Museu Nacional de História Natural; Portugal
Fil: Perez Pombal Junior, José. Museu Nacional de História Natural; Portugal
Fil: De Sá, Rafael O.. University of Richmond; Estados Unidos
Subject
Rhinella margaritifera
Neotype
Amphibia
Anura
Bufonidae
Otras Ciencias Biológicas
Ciencias Biológicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
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Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
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