Noblella myrmecoides (Lynch, 1976)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Strabomantidae > Subfamily: Holoadeninae > Genus: Noblella > Species: Noblella myrmecoides

Euparkerella myrmecoides Lynch, 1976, Herpetologica, 32: 50. Holotype: TCWC 41532, by original designation. Type locality: "Mishana (2 1/2 hours by speedboat up the Río Nanay from the Navy dock 5 km NNE Iquitos), Depto. Loreto, Perú".

Phyllonastes myrmecoidesHeyer, 1977, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 31: 152. Lynch, 1986, J. Herpetol., 20: 426.

Noblella myrmecoidesDe la Riva, Chaparro, and Padial, 2008, Zootaxa, 1685: 68.

English Names

Loreto Leaf Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 83).


Upper Amazon basin of southeastern Colombia (Departamento Amazonas in the Leticia region), eastern Ecuador (Orellana Province), northeastern to southeastern Peru (Departments of Loreto, Ucauali, San Martín, Huánuco, Cusco, and Madre de Dios), Bolivia (Departments of Cochabamba and La Paz), and western Brazil (Amazonas).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


See Hoogmoed and Lescure, 1984, Zool. Meded., Leiden, 58: 88, for Brazilian records. Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 22: 63–64, provided a brief account for the Iquitos region of northeastern Peru as Phyllonastes myrmecoies. De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 57, and Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 69, consider this species possibly to occur in Bolivia. Reichle, Aguayo-Vedia, and Cortez F., 2004, Herpetol. Rev., 35: 283, reported this species in Bolivia. Cisneros-Heredia and Reynolds, 2007, Herpetozoa, Wien, 19: 184-186, provided a record for Tiputini Biodiversity station, Orellana Province, Ecuador, and discussed the range of the species. Lynch, 2005, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 29: 587-588, reported this species from the region of Leticia, Colombia. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 93-94, for brief account. See brief account for the Manu region, Peru, by Villacampa-Ortega, Serrano-Rojas, and Whitworth, 2017, Amph. Manu Learning Cent.: 58–59. Metcalf, Marsh, Torres Pacaya, Graham, and Gunnels, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 753–767, reported the species from the Santa Cruz Forest Reserve, Loreto, northeastern Peru. Crnobrna, Santa-Cruz Farfan, Gallegos, López-Rojas, Llanqui, Panduro Pisco, and Kelsen Arbaiza, 2023, Check List, 19: 446, provided a record from Ucayali Department, central-eastern Peru.

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