Physalaemus cuqui Lobo, 1993

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Leptodactylidae > Subfamily: Leiuperinae > Genus: Physalaemus > Species: Physalaemus cuqui

Physalaemus cuqui Lobo, 1993, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 7: 16. Holotype: FML 02704, by original designation. Type locality: "Angosto del Pescado, Orán, Provincia de Salta", Argentina.

English Names

None noted.


Provinces of Jujuy, Salta, Santiago del Estero, and Formosa, Argentina; Chacoan Bolivia in the Departmento de Tarija; likely into adjacent Paraguay.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina, Bolivia


In the Physalaemus cuvieri group according to the original publication and of Nascimento, Caramaschi, and Cruz, 2005, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 63: 308. Lobo, 1994, Cuad. Herpetol., 8: 232-233, provided records in Jujuy, Argentina. De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 43, provided the Bolivian citation. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 26, suggested that this species likely occurs in Paraguay. In the Physalaemus cuvieri clade, Physalaemus cuvieri species group, of Lourenço, Targueta, Baldo, Nascimento, Garcia, Andrade, Haddad, and Recco-Pimentel, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 92: 204–216, who suggested on the basis of molecular data that this taxon is imbedded within nominal Physalaemus albonotatus. Pérez Iglesias and Natale, 2013, Cuad. Herpetol., 27: 173–76, provided a record for Santiago del Estero, Argentina, and discussed the range. Hepp and Pombal, 2020, Zootaxa, 4725: 1–106, discussed this species as part of a genus-wide discussion of bioacoustical traits among the species.  

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