Leptodactylus lithonaetes Heyer, 1995

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

Leptodactylus lithonaetes Heyer, 1995, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 108: 708. Holotype: AMNH 100656, by original designation. Type locality: "Venezuela: Amazonas, SW sector Cerro Yapacana, 600 m, 3° 57′ N, 67° 00′ W".

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Rocky outcrops in Colombian departments of Amazonas, Guain.a, Vaup.s, Vichada and Venezuelan states of Amazonas, Apure, and Bolívar. 

Comment

Not assigned to species group, but most likely to be confused with Leptodactylus syphax and some Leptodactylus rugosus, according to the original publication. Reviewed by Heyer and Heyer, 2001, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 723: 1-3. Barrio-Amorós, 1999 "1998", Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 18: 44, commented on confusion in the identifications of Venezuelan specimens. In the Leptodactylus pentadactylus 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. 53–54.

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