Leptodactylus spixi Heyer, 1983

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

Leptodactylus spixi Heyer, 1983, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 96: 270. Holotype: USNM 96409, by original designation. Type locality: "Brazil: Rio de Janeiro; Saco de São Francisco, Niteroi".

English Names

Spix's White-lipped Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 82).

Distribution

Atlantic forests in the Brazilian states of Bahia, Espírito Santo, and Rio de Janeiro. 

Comment

This is the same species that Heyer, 1978, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 29: 64, discussed as Leptodactylus mystaceus; see Heyer, 1983, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 96: 270-272, and Hoogmoed and Gruber, 1983, Spixiana, München, Suppl., 9: 357-358, for discussion of nomenclatural problems. Izecksohn and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2001, Anf. Municipio Rio de Janeiro: 78, provided a brief account and photo.  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 pp. 46.

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