Leptodactylus syphax Bokermann, 1969

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

Leptodactylus syphax Bokermann, 1969, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 29: 13. Holotype: WCAB 16141, by original designation; now MZUSP 73851, according to de Sá, Grant, Camargo, Heyer, Ponssa, and Stanley, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 9(Spec. Issue 1): 46. Type locality: "São Vicente (Gustavo Dutra), Cuiabá, 600 m, Mato Grosso, Brasil".

English Names

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

Whistling Foam Frog (Eterovick and Sazima, 2004, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 97).


Central to northeastern Brazil (Minas Gerais, Goiás, Mato Gross, Piauí, Paraíba, south to São Paulo); southern Paraguay; far eastern Bolivia (Santa Cruz).


In the Leptodactylus pentadactylus group of Heyer, 1972, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 231: 1-8, and Heyer, 1979, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 301: 1-43. See Heyer, 1995, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 108: 713-714, for discussion of distribution and Paraguay record. Köhler, 1995, Herpetofauna, Weinstadt, 17: 6-8, and De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 43, provided the Bolivian citation. Silva and Facure, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 215, provided a record for Goiás, Brazil, and discussed the range. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 15, briefly discussed the range in Paraguay. Eterovick and Sazima, 2004, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 97-98, provided a photograph and brief account. Martins and Silva, 2009, Check List, 5: 433-435, provided a map of know localities and reported the first records for São Paulo, Brazil. Reviewed by Heyer, Heyer, and de Sá, 2010, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 868: 1-9. Andrade, Guimarães, Leite, and Leite, 2011, Check List, 7: 592-593, provided a range extension to Piauí, Brazil, and discussed the range. In the Leptodactylus fuscus 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. 46–47. Schulze, Jansen, and Köhler, 2015, Zootaxa, 4016: 79–80, described, diagnosed, and pictured the larva. 

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