Leptodactylus guianensis Heyer and de Sá, 2011

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

Leptodactylus guianensis Heyer and de Sá, 2011, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 635: 35. Holotype: USNM 531509, by original designation. Type locality: "Guyana; Rupunini, Iwokrama Forest Reserve, Sipuruni River, Pakatau Camp, 4° 45′ 17″ N, 59° 01′ 28″ W, 85 m".

English Names

None noted.


Lowland portions of the Guiana Shield regions of Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, and adjacent Brazil; on the southwestern border of Venezuela in Colombia at the Municipio Cumaribo, Departamento Vichada and Municipio Inírida, Department of Guainía, as well as Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia.


Confused with Leptodactylus bolivianus prior to its naming according to the original publication. Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 240-241, provided a photo and brief account for French Guiana (as Leptodactylus bolivanus). See account (as Leptodactylus bolivianus) for Suriname population by Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 224-226. See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 423, for brief account and records for Guyana. In the Leptodactylus latrans 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 (adult and larval morphology, identification, advertisement call, and range) on p. 67–68. Osorno-Muñoz, Gutiérrez-Lamus, and de Sá, 2019, J. Nat. Hist., London, 53: 577–584, reported the species from Colombia near the southwestern Venezuela border, the Municipio Inírida, Department of Guainía, and from Municipio Cumaribo, Departamento Vichada, and Municipio Leticia, Departamento Amazonas, Colombia, and they discussed its identification relative to other members of the Leptodactylus latrans group. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 91, for comments on range, misidentifications, and literature. 

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