Pseudopaludicola mystacalis (Cope, 1887)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Leptodactylidae > Subfamily: Leiuperinae > Genus: Pseudopaludicola > Species: Pseudopaludicola mystacalis

Paludicola mystacalis Cope, 1887, Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 24: 49. Syntypes: ANSP 11238, 11240, according to Milstead, 1963, Copeia, 1963: 566; ANSP 11238-40, according to Malnate, 1971, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 123: 351. Type locality: "at or near . . . Chupada [= Chapada dos Guimarães], thirty miles north-east of Cuyabá, and near the headwaters of the Xingu, an important tributary of the Amazon", Mato Grosso, Brazil.

Physalaemus mysticalisNieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 507; Parker, 1927, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 20: 465. Misspelling.

Pseudopaludicola mystacalisHaddad and Cardoso, 1987, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 36: 287-300.

English Names

Cope’s Swamp Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 84).

Distribution

Southern and eastern Brazil and eastern Bolivia through eastern Paraguay to Argentina (provinces of Misiones, Santa Fé, Entre Ríos, and Corrientes), possibly into adjacent northern Uruguay.

Comment

Resurrected from the synonymy of Pseudopaludicola falcipes by Haddad and Cardoso, 1987, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 36: 287-300. See comment under Pseudopaludicola ternetzi. Alcalde and Williams, 2004, Cuad. Herpetol., 18: 75-76, provided records for the provinces of Santa Fé and Entre Ríos in Argentina. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 18, briefly discussed the range in Paraguay. Silva, Santos, Alves, Sousa, and Annunziata, 2010, Sitientibus, Ser. Cienc. Biol., 7: 334-340, provided records for Piauí, Brazil. See comment under Pseudopaludicola ameghini with which many records probably apply. Pansonato, Strüssmann, Mudrek, and Martins, 2013, Zootaxa, 3620: 147–162, provided acoustic and morphometric data. Roberto, Cardozo, and Ávila, 2013, Zootaxa, 3636: 348–360, provided discussion that suggests that the identity of specimens from northeastern Brazil requires additional revision. Pansonato, Mudrek, Simioni, Martins, and Strüssmann, 2014, Adv. Zool., 2014(Art. 563165): 1–13, reported on morphological and acoustic variation. Schulze, Jansen, and Köhler, 2015, Zootaxa, 4016: 68–69, described, diagnosed, and pictured the larva. 

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