Leptodactylus didymus Heyer, García-Lopez, and Cardoso, 1996

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Leptodactylidae > Subfamily: Leptodactylinae > Genus: Leptodactylus > Species: Leptodactylus didymus

Leptodactylus didymus Heyer, García-Lopez, and Cardoso, 1996, Amphibia-Reptilia, 17: 25. Holotype: USNM 332861, by original designation. Type locality: "Peru: Madre de Dios; Tambopata Reserved Zone, 12° 50′ S, 69° 17′ W".

English Names

None noted.


Western Amazon Basin in far western Brazil, southeastern Peru, and extreme northern Bolivia (Department of Pando).


Distinguishable from Leptodactylus mystaceus solely by advertisement call according to the original citation. See Köhler and Lötters, 1999, Bonn. Zool. Beitr., 48: 259-273, for Bolivian record. Venâncio, Souza, and França, 2010, Check List, 6: 646-647, provided news record for Acre and Amazonas, Brazil, and provided a range map. In the Leptodactylus fuscus species group, Leptodactylus mystaceus complex, of de Sá, Grant, Camargo, Heyer, Ponssa, and Stanley, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 9(Spec. Issue 1): 1–123, who provided a summary of the relevant literature of this species on p. 29. Schulze, Jansen, and Köhler, 2015, Zootaxa, 4016: 70–72, described, diagnosed, and pictured the larva of their Leptodactylus cf didymus from Bolivia. 

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