Leptodactylus poecilochilus (Cope, 1862)

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

Cystignathus poecilochilus Cope, 1862, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 14: 156. Syntypes: "Mus. Smithsonian [USNM], (No. 4347) Acad., Philadelphia"; USNM 4347a considered holotype by Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 40, although de Sá, Grant, Camargo, Heyer, Ponssa, and Stanley, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 9(Spec. Issue 1): 44, noted that the specimen tag on the specimen in question does not have an "a" after the number 4347. ANSP specimen presumably lost as not mentioned in recent type list. Type locality: "Near Turbo, [Antioquia,] New Granada [= Colombia]".

Leptodactylus poecilochilusBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 343.

Leptodactylus quadrivittatus Cope, 1893, Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 31: 339. Holotype: Originally No. 365 in Museo Nacional de Costa Rica; now lost according to Dunn, 1940, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 92: 106; Heyer, 1978, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 29: 33. Type locality: "Buenos Ayres" (= Buenos Aires), Cantón de Buenas Aires, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 82, commented on the type locality. Synonymy by Dunn, 1940, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 92: 106; Heyer, 1970, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 16: 182; Heyer, 1978, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 29: 33.

Leptodactylus maculilabris Boulenger, 1896, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 17: 404-405. Holotype: BMNH 94.11.15.27, according to Heyer, 1978, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 29: 69. Type locality: "Bebedero, [Cantón de Cañas, Province of Guanacaste,] Costa Rica". Type locality commented on by Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 78. Synonymy by Dunn, 1940, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 92: 106; Heyer, 1970, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 16: 182; Heyer, 1978, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 29: 33.

Leptodactylus diptychus Boulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 2: 431. Holotype: BMNH 94.8.31.11, according to Heyer, 1978, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 29: 69. Type locality: "Andes of Venezuela". Synonymy by Heyer, 1978, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 29: 34.

Leptodactylus poecilochilus poecilochilusRivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 43.

Leptodactylus poecilochilus dyptichusRivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 42. Incorrect subsequent spelling for diptychus.

English Names

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

Distribution

Lowlands of northwestern Pacific Costa Rica to northern Colombia and northwestern Venezuela.

Comment

In the Leptodactylus fuscus group of Heyer, 1978, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 29: 1–85. See account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 222–223. Streicher and Mohammadi, 2012, Herpetol. Rev., 43: 97, provided a record on the Atlantic versant of Heredia Province, Costa Rica, and commented on the range. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 276–281, provided a brief summary of natural history and identification key for the species of Leptodactylus in Central America and provided a range map and photograph for this species. 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. 44–45.

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