In 2006, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, a chytrid fungus that causes the disease chytridiomycosis in amphibians, was first observed in the subspecies, B. longinasus dunni. This was the first known case of chytridiomycosis in Cuba, threatening all four local subspecies of B. longinasus (Diaz et al. 2007).
Etymology: Bufo means "toad" and nasus means "nose", making B. longinasus the long-nosed toad.
This species has gone through several taxonomic revisions in the genus Bufo and has also been placed in Peltophryne (Frost et al. 2011). It is currently synonymous with the name P. longinasus (Hedges and Diaz 2004 ; Frost et al. 2011).
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