First record of Rhinella ocellata (Günther, 1858) (Bufonidae) for the state of Maranhão, northeastern Brazil

Rodrigo Matavelli, Aldenise Martins Campos, Guilherme Ramos da Silva, Gilda Vasconcellos de Andrade


In this study, we present the first record of Rhinella ocellata (Günther, 1858) for the state of Maranhão and for coastal ecosystems “restinga environments” in Brazil. This note also expands the known geographic distribution of this species by approximately 895 km to the north from the closest record located in the Parque Estadual do Jalapão (10°32′59″ S, 46°45′38″ W), state of Tocantins, contributing to the knowledge of the anurofauna in the state of Maranhão.


Amphibia; Anura; distribution; Brazil; Maranhão; Rhinella ocellata

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