Pleurodema bufoninum Bell, 1843

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Leptodactylidae > Subfamily: Leiuperinae > Genus: Pleurodema > Species: Pleurodema bufoninum

Pleurodema bufonina Bell, 1843, Zool. Voyage Beagle, Part 5: 39. Syntypes: Not designated; BMNH (2 specimens) according to Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 230, these being 1845.5.22.28 (now renumbered 1947.2.17.93) and 1933.3.7.58 (now renumbered 1947.2.17.94) according to museum records. Type locality: "Port Desire [= Puerto Deseado], in Patagonia, and high up the river Santa Cruz", Argentina.

Leiuperus salarius Bell, 1843, Zool. Voyage Beagle, Part 5: 39. Holotype: Not designated; BMNH according to Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 230; including BMNH 1947.2.17.95 (formerly 1845.5.25.31) according to museum records. Type locality: Port Desire [Puerto Deseado], Patagonia, Argentina. Synonymy by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 230.

Pleurodema bufoniumBell, 1843, Zool. Voyage Beagle, Part 5: 39; Günther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 22. Unjustified emendation.

Paludicola bufonia — Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 230.

Paludicola bufoninaBurmeister, 1891, An. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. Buenos Aires, 3: 251.

Pleurodema bufoniaGorham, 1966, Das Tierreich, 85: 251.

Pleurodema bufoninumDuellman, 1993, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 21: 128; De la Riva and Gonzales-Álvarez, 1998, Alytes, 16: 69. Justified emendation.

English Names

Gray Four-eyed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 84).

Distribution

Patagonian Argentina and in Chile from the Península de Brunswick (Región de Magallanes) north to the Laguna del Maule (Región del Maule). 

Comment

See accounts by Cei, 1962, Batr. Chile: 99–102, Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 373–374. Ferraro and Casagranda, 2009, Zootaxa, 2024: 33–55, provided a detailed discussion of range in Argentina. See Lobos, Vidal-Maldonado, Correa-Quezada, Labra-Lillo, Díaz-Páez, Charrier, Rabanal, Díaz-Vidal, and Tala, 2013, Anf. Chile Conserv. 1–104, for photograph, comments on conservation status, and range.  

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