Lithodytes Fitzinger, 1843

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Leptodactylidae > Subfamily: Leptodactylinae > Genus: Lithodytes
1 species

Lithodytes Fitzinger, 1843, Syst. Rept.: 31. Type species: Hylodes lineatus Duméril and Bibron, 1841 (= Rana lineata Schneider, 1799), by original designation.

English Names

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


Eastern Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Brazil through southern Venezuela to the Guianas; possibly Trinidad (see comment).


Removed from the synonymy of Leptodactylus by Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583 (who suggested it to be the sister taxon of Adenomera), where it had been placed by 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: 207. See comments under Adenomera and Leptodactylus for additional discussion of its taxonomic history with those genera. de Sá, Grant, Camargo, Heyer, Ponssa, and Stanley, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 9(Spec. Issue 1): 1–123, also recovered Lithodytes as the sister taxon of Adenomera. 

Contained taxa (1 sp.):

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