Lepidobatrachus llanensis Reig and Cei, 1963

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ceratophryidae > Genus: Lepidobatrachus > Species: Lepidobatrachus llanensis

Lepidobatrachus llanensis Reig and Cei, 1963, Physis, Buenos Aires, 24: 198. Holotype: IBAUNC 037/1, by original designation. Type locality: "Punta de los Llanos (La Rioja)", Argentina.

English Names

Llanos Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 81).


La Rioja, Formosa, Cordoba, Salta, Catamarca, Santiago del Estero, and Chaco provinces, Argentina; also adjacent Paraguay (Departamento Alto Paraguay) and in the Province of Gran Chaco, Department of Tarija, Bolivia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay


Reichle, Embert, and Faivovich, 2004, Herpetol. Rev., 35: 282, reported this species in Bolivia. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 16, briefly discussed the range in Paraguay. Vera Candioti, 2007, Zootaxa, 1600: 1–175, reported on detailed larval morphology. Lescano, 2011, J. Nat. Hist., London, 45: 2929-2938, discussed the advertisement call. Weiler, Núñez, Airaldi, Lavilla, Peris, and Baldo, 2013, Anf. Paraguay: 52, provided a brief account, image, and dot map for Paraguay. Faivovich, Nicoli, Blotto, Pereyra, Baldo, Barrionuevo, Fabrezi, Wild, and Haddad, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 9: 207–227, suggested that Lepidobatrachus llanensis is the sister taxon of Lepidobatrachus laevis

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