Incilius aucoinae

Incilius aucoinae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Incilius
Species: I. aucoinae
Binomial name
Incilius aucoinae
(O'Neill and Mendelson, 2004)

Bufo aucoinae O'Neill and Mendelson, 2004
Cranopsis aucoinae (O'Neill and Mendelson, 2004)

Incilius aucoinae is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is found in southwestern Costa Rica and adjacent western Panama. Before its description in 2004, it was confused with Incilius melanochlorus.[2]


The specific name aucoinae honors Lisa Aucoin (1971–2001), a herpetologist who died in a car accident shortly after returning from a trip to Costa Rica.[3]

Habitat and conservation

It is a very abundant species living in forested habitats, from tree plantations to primary forests. Reproduction takes place in broad, low-gradient streams and rivers during the dry season. There are no important threats to this adaptable species; it also occurs in several protected areas.[1]


  1. 1 2 Mendelson, J. (2006). "Incilius aucoinae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  2. Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Incilius aucoinae (O'Neill and Mendelson, 2004)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  3. Bo Beolens; Michael Watkins; Michael Grayson (22 April 2013). The Eponym Dictionary of Amphibians. Pelagic Publishing. p. 13. ISBN 978-1-907807-44-2.
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