Rhinella macrorhina 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Bufonidae

Scientific Name: Rhinella macrorhina (Trueb, 1971)
Common Name(s):
English Santa Rita Beaked Toad, Billed Toad, Trumpeted Toad
Rhamphophryne macrorhina Trueb, 1971
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 March 2016). New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-08-01
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Neam, K.
Contributor(s): Molina, C., Cano, E., Lynch, J. & Bolívar, W.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Hobin, L., NatureServe
Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 4,238 km2, it occurs in seven threat-defined locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat due to agricultural activities and timber extraction.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species was previously known from its type locality of Santa Rita, in Antioquia Department, Colombia, between 1,890–1910 m asl, and two other localities in Colombia: Guatapé (Mesopotamia) and Amalfi (Anorí) all in Antioquia Department, in the central Andes, between 1,800–1,900 m asl. It is now also known from La Forzosa and Chaquiral forest in Anorí muncipality, and Costa Rica and Los Canales forest in Amalfi municipality, between 1,800–1,980 m asl (Galeano and Urbina 2004). There is no suitable habitat available to the species between these known localities. Its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 4,238 km2, and it occurs in seven threat-defined locations.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Number of Locations:7
Lower elevation limit (metres):1800
Upper elevation limit (metres):1980
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Population [top]

Population:It appears to be a common species in parts of its range. There are recent records from several localities, with the most recent from 2016 from Carmen del Viboral and Sonson.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species occurs in the leaf-litter of sub-Andean and Andean forests, and is restricted to primary and good secondary forest. It most likely breeds by direct development like other species in the genus.
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There are no records of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat fragmentation and loss due to the expansion of agriculture and timber extraction are the major threats to the species' habitat. Climate change may also be a threat, given that this species occurs at relatively high elevations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions
The species has been recorded in Reserva La Forzosa. 

Research Needed
Research is needed to better determine its population size and trends and the impact of the current threats on its population.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2017. Rhinella macrorhina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T54878A85882082. . Downloaded on 24 June 2018.
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