Lepidobatrachus Budgett, 1899

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ceratophryidae > Genus: Lepidobatrachus
3 species

Lepidobatrachus Budgett, 1899, Q. J. Microsc. Sci., 42: 329. Type species: Lepidobatrachus asper Budgett, 1899, by subsequent designation of Gorham, 1966, Das Tierreich, 85: 125.

English Names

Paraguay Horned Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 81).


Paraguay, Bolivia, Brazil, and Argentina.


Tribe Ceratophryini (see comment under Ceratophryinae). Synonymies and review in Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 224-232. See Barrio, 1968, Physis, Buenos Aires, 28: 95-106. Faivovich, 1994, Acta Zool. Lilloana, 43: 105-115, discussed the species' distributions. Reig and Cei, 1963, Physis, Buenos Aires, 24: 181-204, discussed morphometric variation within the genus. Faivovich, Nicoli, Blotto, Pereyra, Baldo, Barrionuevo, Fabrezi, Wild, and Haddad, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 9: 207–227, provided evidence that Lepidobatrachus is the sister taxon of Chacophrys. Brusquetti, Netto, Baldo, and Haddad, 2018, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 123: 123–136, discussed biogeography within the genus. 

Contained taxa (3 sp.):

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