Lithodytes lineatus (Schneider, 1799)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Leptodactylidae > Subfamily: Leptodactylinae > Genus: Lithodytes > Species: Lithodytes lineatus

Rana lineata Schneider, 1799, Hist. Amph. Nat.: 138. Type(s): "Musei Lampiani" (= the "collection de Lampi" according to Daudin, 1802 "An. XI", Hist. Nat. Rain. Gren. Crap., Quarto: 105, and Daudin, 1803 "An. XI", Hist. Nat. Gen. Part. Rept., 8: 188). Type locality: Not stated.

Rana castanea Shaw, 1802, Gen. Zool., 3(1): 128. Types: Including frog illustrated by Shaw, 1802, Gen. Zool., 3(1): 114. Type locality: "Surinam". Synonymy by (with Rana schneideri) Merrem, 1820, Tent. Syst. Amph.: 177; Duméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 625.

Bufo lineatusDaudin, 1802 "An. XI", Hist. Nat. Rain. Gren. Crap., Quarto: 105; Daudin, 1803 "An. XI", Hist. Nat. Gen. Part. Rept., 8: 105.

Bufo albonotatus Daudin, 1803 "An. XI", Hist. Nat. Gen. Part. Rept., 8: 185. Types: "collection de Lampi" and "collection de Levin Vincent", by original designation; currentl location not known. Type locality: "Surinam". Synonymy (with Rana schneideri Merrem, 1820) by Merrem, 1820, Tent. Syst. Amph.: 177; Duméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 625.

Rana schneideri Merrem, 1820, Tent. Syst. Amph.: 177. Type(s): Type locality: Not stated, although obviously the union of the type localities of the constituent taxa, Rana fusca Schneider [now = Leptodactylus fuscus], 1799, Rana lineata Schneider, 1799, Bufo albonotatus Daudin, 1803, and Rana castanea Shaw, 1802. Synonymy by Gravenhorst, 1829, Delic. Mus. Zool. Vratislav., 1: 44.

Bufo albonatusMerrem, 1820, Tent. Syst. Amph.: 177. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Hylodes lineatus Duméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 625. Type(s): MNHNP, but not mentioned in recent type lists. Type locality: "l’Amérique méridionale; l’echantillon que nous possédons a été envoyé de Cayenne". Presumably identical to Rana lineata Schneider.

Lithodytes lineatusFitzinger, 1843, Syst. Rept.: 43; Peracca, 1904, Boll. Mus. Zool. Anat. Comp. Univ. Torino, 19 (465): 31; Rivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 52.

Hylodes (Lithodytes) lineatusCope, 1862, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 14: 153.

Eleutherodactylus lineatusNoble, 1917, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 37: 794.

Leptodactylus (Lithodytes) lineatusParker, 1935, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1935: 507; Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 362.

Leptodactylus hemidactyloides Andersson, 1945, Ark. Zool., 37A(2): 3. Syntypes: NHRM (4 specimens) by original indication; largest syntypes selected by Heyer and Peters, 1971, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 84: 167, as lectotype. Type localities: "Rio Napo, 400 m" and "Rio Pastaza", Ecuador. Restricted to Rio Pastaza by lectotype designation. Synonymy by Heyer and Peters, 1971, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 84: 167.

English Names

Chestnut Frog (Rana castanea [no longer recognized]: Shaw, 1802, Gen. Zool., 3(1): 114).

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

Painted Antnest Frog (Kok and Kalamandeen, 2008, Intr. Taxon. Amph. Kaieteur Natl. Park: 216).

Distribution

Northwestern Venezuela and south along eastern side of the Andean foothills to northern Bolivia and east in Amazonian drainage to the state of Maranhao and north to eastern Venezuela; old unsubstantiated record for Trinidad (see comment).  

Comment

Confused in much literature with Eleutherodactylus lineatus (Brocchi, 1879). Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 22: 71, provided a brief account for the Iquitos region of northeastern Peru. Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 258-259, provided a photo and brief account for French Guiana. Distribution in Venezuela discussed briefly by Señaris, La Marca, and Molina, 2002, Herpetol. Rev., 33: 145-146. Barrio-Amorós, 1999 "1998", Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 18: 47-48, suggested that the species will be found in the Venezuelan states of Monagas and Sucre. Murphy, 1997, Amph. Rept. Trinidad Tobago: 90, reported a single specimen from Trinidad, collected in 1919, but could not substantiate it with more recent specimens. Kok and Kalamandeen, 2008, Intr. Taxon. Amph. Kaieteur Natl. Park: 216-217, provided an account. See account for Surinam population by Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 240-241.See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 428, for brief account and records for Guyana. de Sá, Grant, Camargo, Heyer, Ponssa, and Stanley, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 9(Spec. Issue 1): 1–123, suggested on the basis of sequence divergence that at least two species exist under this name. Cintra, Silva, and Silva, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 179-184, provided a record for Tocantins, Brazil, and discussed the range and natural history. Freitas, Farias, Oliveira e Sousa, Vieira, Moura, and Dias, 2014, Check List, 10615–617, provided a record for Maranhão, northeastern Brazil, and mapped the species. 

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