Pseudopaludicola canga Giaretta and Kokubum, 2003

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

Pseudopaludicola canga Giaretta and Kokubum, 2003, Zootaxa, 383: 2. Holotype: ZUEC 6088, by original designation. Type locality: "Serra dos Carajás (approx. 6° S; 50° W; 700 m; . . . , municipality of Marabá, State of Pará (PA), Brazil".


Known from (1) Serra dos Carajás, (2) Municipality of Brasil Novo, (see comment), and (3) Conceição do Araguaia, Pará; also from (4)) Palmas e Mateiros, Tocantins, Brazil. 


In the Pseudopaludicola pusilla group according to the original publication. Cardozo and Suárez, 2012, Zootaxa, 3515: 75-82, rejected membership in the Pseudopaludicola pusilla group on the basis of morphology, although in their tree, it was part of a paraphyletic series, including Pseudopaludicola canga and Pseudopaludicola mysticalis leading to the Pseudopaludicola pusilla group. Oliveira, Hernández-Ruz, Carvalho, and Sanches, 2013, Herpetol. Rev., 44: 104, provided a second locality for this species in Pará, Brazil. Carvalho, Teixeira, Borges-Martins, and Giaretta, 2015, North-west. J. Zool., 11: 262–273, suggested that on the basis of morphology and acoustic characteristics that this species is not diagnosable from Pseudopaludicola parnaiba but provided the record for Palmas e Mateiros, Tocantins, Brazil, and doubted the record from the Municipality of Brasil Novo, although it would seem (DRF) that the evidence for assignment to either Pseudopaludicola parnaiba or Pseudopaludicola canga is ambiguous at best. Andrade, Ferreira, Takazone, Libório, and Weber, 2018, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 13: 64–72, reported on larval morphology. 

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