Pleurodema diplolister (Peters, 1870)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Leptodactylidae > Subfamily: Leiuperinae > Genus: Pleurodema > Species: Pleurodema diplolister

Cystignathus diplolistris Peters, 1870, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1870: 648. Syntypes: ZMB 6952 (3 specimens) according to Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 45. Type locality: "Ceára" (= Ceará), northeastern Brazil.

Paludicola diplolistrisBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 233.

Pleurodema diplolistrisNieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 500.

Pleurodema diplolistreDuellman, 1993, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 21: 128. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Pleurodema diplolisterDe la Riva and Gonzales-Álvarez, 1998, Alytes, 16: 69. Gender correction.

English Names

Peters’ Four-eyed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 84).


Northeastern Brazil in the caatinga region from Maranhão east to Paraíba and south through Tocantins and Bahia to northeastern Goiás and northern Minas Gerais.


Silva, Santos, Alves, Sousa, and Annunziata, 2010, Sitientibus, Ser. Cienc. Biol., 7: 334-340, provided records for Piauí, Brazil. Maciel and Nunes, 2010, Zootaxa, 2640: 58, provided a dot map of the range. Andrade and Vaz-Silva, 2012, Check List, 8: 149-151, provided a range extension and dot map. Freitas, Abegg, Dias, and Moraes, 2018, Herpetol. Notes, 11: 59–72, provided a record from the Serra da Jibóia, Bahia, Brazil. 

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