(Caramaschi & Sazima, 1984)
Thoropa megatympanum is a species of frog in the family Cycloramphidae. It is endemic to Brazil. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, rivers, and rocky areas. It is threatened by habitat loss.
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Thoropa lutzi is a species of frog in the family Cycloramphidae. It is endemic to Brazil. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, rivers, and rocky areas. It is threatened by habitat loss.
Thoropa is a genus of frogs in the family Cycloramphidae. They are endemic to eastern and southeastern Brazil. They are sometimes known as river frogs.
Thoropa miliaris is a species of frog in the Cycloramphidae family. It is endemic to Brazil. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, rivers, rocky areas, and rocky shores. It is threatened by habitat loss.
Thoropa petropolitana is a species of frog in the family Cycloramphidae. It is endemic to Serra dos Órgãos in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; there are also unconfirmed records from the neighboring Espírito Santo and São Paulo states.
Thoropa saxatilis is a species of frog in the family Cycloramphidae. It is endemic to southern Brazil and occurs in the Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul states, corresponding to the southernmost extent of the Atlantic Forest biome. The specific name saxatilis refers to its association with rocks. Common name Brazilian river frog has been coined for it.
Odorrana bolavensis is a species of frog in the family Ranidae. It is endemic to the Bolaven Plateau, Laos. Its natural habitats are wet evergreen forest. It can be found at night on rocks and vegetation along rocky streams, occasionally on leaf-litter or tree branches away from streams. Its status is insufficiently known.
Flower's shrew is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is endemic to Egypt. Its natural habitat is arable land. It is threatened by habitat loss.
The Glass's shrew is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is endemic to Ethiopia. The mammal's natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, and swamps. It is threatened by habitat loss.
The Kahuzi swamp shrew is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its natural habitat is swamp. It is threatened by habitat loss.
The Chinese shrew or dusky shrew is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is endemic to China, where it occurs in Gansu, Sichuan, and Shaanxi. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.
The Bornean pygmy shrew is a species of shrew in the family Soricidae. It was named for zoologist Charles Hose.
Peterson's free-tailed bat is a species of bat in the family Molossidae. It is found in Cameroon and Ghana, and its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest. It is threatened by habitat loss.
Sempre Vivas National Park is a national park in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Tinguá Biological Reserve is a biological reserve in the Serra do Tinguá mountains, Rio de Janeiro state, eastern Brazil.
Ulisses Caramaschi is a Brazilian herpetologist specializing in neotropical frogs. He works at the National Museum of Brazil and is a professor at its Department of Vertebrates.
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