Pleurodema kriegi (Müller, 1926)

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

Paludicola kriegi Müller, 1926, Zool. Anz., 65: 194. Holotype: ZSM 138/1925 (lost) according to Glaw and Franzen, 2006, Spixiana, München, 29: 174; Valetti, Salas, and Martino, 2009, Zootaxa, 2073: 10, designated FML 20460 neotype. Type locality: "Fuss der Sierra Grande von Cordoba, Provinz Cordoba, Argentinien". Neotype from "near La Posta (31º36′46″ S, 64º52′29″ W, approximately 2151 m elevation), Pampa de Achala, Córdoba province, Argentina".

Pleurodema kriegidi Tada, Salusso, and Martori, 1976, Bol. Acad. Nac. Cienc. Córdoba, 51: 352.

English Names

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


Montane landscapes in the central-western part of the Province of Córdoba, Argentina, 1800-2600 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina

Endemic: Argentina


See Barrio, 1977, Physis, Buenos Aires, 37: 311–331, for review. Distinctiveness of this species from Pleurodema bibronii supported by Laurent, 1975, Acta Zool. Lilloana, 31: 99–106. See Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 374–376. See taxonomic summary by Klappenbach and Langone, 1992, An. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. Montevideo, Ser. 2, 8: 198–199. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 623. Kolenc, Borteiro, Baldo, Ferraro, and Prigioni, 2009, Zootaxa, 1969: 1–35, reported on larval morphology and advertisement call and provided a distribution map. Ferraro and Casagranda, 2009, Zootaxa, 2024: 33–55, provided a detailed discussion of range in Argentina. Valetti, Salas, and Martino, 2009, Zootaxa, 2073: 1–21, redescribed the species and differentiated it from Pleurodema cordobae and Pleurodema bibroni.

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