Pseudopaludicola ameghini (Cope, 1887)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Leptodactylidae > Subfamily: Leiuperinae > Genus: Pseudopaludicola > Species: Pseudopaludicola ameghini

Paludicola ameghini Cope, 1887, Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 24: 50. Syntypes: ANSP 11262-63, according to Malnate, 1971, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 123: 349. Type locality: "at or near . . . . Chupada [= Chapada dos Guimarães], thirty miles north-east of Cuyabá, and near the headwaters of the Xingu, an important tributary of the Amazon", Mato Grosso, Brazil.

Pseudopaludicola ameghiniParker, 1927, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 20: 454.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Highly provisional; known with certainty only from southern and southwestern Mato Grosso, Brazil, likely into adjacent Bolivia.

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Pseudopaludicola mysticalis on the basis of karyology by Fávero, Veiga-Menoncello, Rossa-Feres, Strüssmann, Giaretta, Andrade, Colombo, and Recco-Pimentel, 2011, Zool. Stud., Taipei, 50: 826-836, where it had been placed by Haddad and Cardoso, 1987, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 36: 287-300. Discussed (as Pseudopaludicola ameghini) by Cei and Roig, 1961, Not. Biol. Fac. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., Corrientes, Zool., 1: 32-34, and Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 412-414, who had removed it from the synonymy of Pseudopaludicola falcipes. Pansonato, Strüssmann, Mudrek, and Martins, 2013, Zootaxa, 3620: 147–162, provided morphometric and acoustic data in support of the distinctiveness of this species. Roberto, Cardozo, and Ávila, 2013, Zootaxa, 3636: 348–360, suggested that this species remains undiagnosed in practice. Andrade, Haga, Bang, and Giaretta, 2017, Zootaxa, 4319: 391-400, provided diagnostic differences in calls between Pseudopaludicola ternetzi and Pseudopaludicola ameghini

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