Leptodactylus leptodactyloides (Andersson, 1945)

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

Eleutherodactylus leptodactyloides Andersson, 1945, Ark. Zool., 37A(2): 43. Holotype: NHRM by original indication; unnumbered according to Heyer, 1970, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 191: 18; NHRM 1945 by museum records (W.R. Heyer, personal commun.). Type locality: "Rio Pastaza", eastern Ecuador; given as "Rio Pastaza (between the Rio Puyo and Rio Copotaza)" in the NHRM catalogue (W.R. Heyer personal commun.).

Leptodactylus leptodactyloidesHeyer, 1994, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 546: 88.

English Names

None noted.


Greater Amazon Basin and the Guianas, 15-400 m elevation.


Removed from the synonymy of Leptodactylus wagneri (where it had been placed by Heyer, 1970, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 191: 21) by Heyer, 1994, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 546: 88, who provided an account and considered it in the Leptodactylus wagneri-Leptodactylus podicipinus complex. Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 254-255, provided a photo and brief account for French Guiana. Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 133, provided a brief account. Jansen, Bloch, Schulze, and Pfenninger, 2011, Zool. Scripta, 40: 567-583, suggested on the basis of molecular evidence that the Bolivian population represents an unnamed species. See account for Surinam population by Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 238-239.See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 424, for brief account and records for Guyana. In the Leptodactylus melanonotus species group of de Sá, Grant, Camargo, Heyer, Ponssa, and Stanley, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 9(Spec. Issue 1): 1–123, and who provided a summary of relevant literature on pp. 75–76. Schulze, Jansen, and Köhler, 2015, Zootaxa, 4016: 76–, described, diagnosed, and pictured the larva of their Leptodactylus leptodactyloides A, a distinct lineage from typical Leptodactylus leptodactyloides. 

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