Leptodactylus savagei Heyer, 2005

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

Leptodactylus savagei Heyer, 2005, Arq. Zool., São Paulo, 37: 330. Holotype: USNM 227652, by original designation. Type locality: "Rincon de Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, 08° 42′ N, 83° 29′ W".

English Names

Smoky Jungle Frog (Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 219 [as Leptodactylus pentadactylus]).

Savage's Thin-toed Frog (Heyer, 2005, Arq. Zool., São Paulo, 37: 330; Heyer, de Sá, and Heyer, 2010, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 867: 1).

Distribution

Northwestern Honduras to northern Colombia, sea level to 1200 m elevation.

Comment

In the Leptodactylus pentadactylus group and confused with Leptodactylus pentadactylus prior to its naming according to the original publication. See accounts (as Leptodactylus pentadactylus) by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 219–223, and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 451–454 (and who noted literature on the possibility of cryptic species). McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 38, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras. See comments by Sunyer, Páiz, Dehling, and Köhler, 2009, Herpetol. Notes, 2: 189-202, regarding Nicaraguan populations. Heyer, de Sá, and Heyer, 2010, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 867: 1–19. Valdés-Orellana and McCranie, 2011, Herpetol. Rev., 42: 107, provided a record for Atlántida, Honduras, and discussed the range. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 276–281, provided a brief summary of natural history and identification key for the species of Leptodactylus in Central America and provided a range map and photograph for this species. 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. 61–62.. Sunyer, Martínez-Fonseca, Salazar-Saavedra, Galindo-Uribe, and Obando, 2014, Mesoam. Herpetol., 1: 172, provided a record for the department of Chontales, Nicaragua. 

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