Leptodactylus petersii (Steindachner, 1864)

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

Platymantis petersii Steindachner, 1864, Verh. Zool. Bot. Ges. Wien, 14: 254. Holotype: NHMW, now lost according to Heyer, 1970, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 191: 17. AMNH 23182 designated neotype by Heyer, 1970, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 191: 21. This designation considered invalid by Heyer, 1994, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 546: 79, who considered this specimen to represent Leptodactylus pallidirostris. Type locality: "Marabitanas", Amazonas, Brazil. Neotype from Venezuela: Amazonas; Mt. Duida region, Rio Pescado, 325 ft. (reidentified as Leptodactylus pallidirostris by Heyer, 1994, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 546: 79).

Leptodactylus brevipes Cope, 1887, Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 24: 51. Holotype: ANSP 11270, according to Heyer, 1970, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 191: 17. 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. Synonymy (with Leptodactylus podicipinus) by Rivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 47; and Heyer, 1974, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 253: 46; (with Leptodactylus wagneri) by Heyer, 1970, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 191: 17. Transfer of synonymy to Leptodactylus petersii by Heyer, 1994, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 546: 96.

Leptodactylus intermedius Lutz, 1930, Mem. Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 23: 8, 27. Syntypes: AL-MNRJ 1438-1441, according to Heyer, 1970, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 191: 18. Type locality: "Manacapui [= Manacapurú] perto do Manaos", Amazonas, Brazil (Portuguese text); "Manacapuri near Manaos" Brazil (English text). Synonymy (with Leptodactylus wagneri) by Heyer, 1970, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 191: 18; synonymy (with Leptodactylus petersii) by Heyer, 1994, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 546: 96.

Leptodactylus (Platymantis) petersiiLutz, 1930, Mem. Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 23: 1, 21, by implication.

Leptodactylus caliginosus petersiParker, 1935, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1935: 507.

Leptodactylus podicipinus petersiiGans, 1960, Ann. Carnegie Mus., 35: 305, by implication; Rivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 47.

English Names

Peters' Thin-toed Frog (Kok and Kalamandeen, 2008, Intr. Taxon. Amph. Kaieteur Natl. Park: 224).

Distribution

Known from the Guianas, the Amazon basin (including one locality in Ecuador), and isolated localities from the Cerrado open formations in central Brazil reported from Pando and Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Leptodactylus podicipinus (where it had been placed by Rivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 47; and Heyer, 1970, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 191: 21, and (as a synonym of Leptodactylus caliginosus) by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 247) by Heyer, 1994, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 546: 96, who provided an account, and considered this species to be in the Leptodactylus wagneri-Leptodactylus podicipinus complex. De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 42, provided the Bolivian citation. Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 256-257, provided a photo and brief account for French Guiana. Ron, 2002, Herpetol. Rev., 33: 221, provided the Ecuador record and commented on the distribution. Barrio-Amorós, 1999 "1998", Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 18: 46, noted that the range is highly provisional given previous confusion with Leptodactylus podicipinus and Leptodactylus wagneri. Kok and Kalamandeen, 2008, Intr. Taxon. Amph. Kaieteur Natl. Park: 224-225, provided an account. See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 426, 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. 80–81.

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