Leptodactylus troglodytes Lutz, 1926

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

Leptodactylus troglodytes Lutz, 1926, Mem. Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 19: 149. Holotype: A. Lutz coll. unnumbered; presumably now in AL-MNRJ 816, by museum records (J. Pombal, Jr, personal commun.). Type locality: "Pernambuco", Brazil.

Leptodactylus (Cavicola) troglodytesLutz, 1930, Mem. Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 23: 2, 22.

English Names

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


Northeastern Brazil south to Minas Gerais.


In the Leptodactylus fuscus group of Heyer, 1978, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 29: 1-85. 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. 49–50. Freitas, Abegg, Dias, and Moraes, 2018, Herpetol. Notes, 11: 59–72, provided a record from the Serra da Jibóia, Bahia, Brazil. 

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