Pleurodema nebulosum (Burmeister, 1861)

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

Leiuperus nebulosus Burmeister, 1861, Reise La Plata-Staaten, 2: 532. Type(s): Not designated; holotype considered ZMB 7374 by Boulenger, 1887, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 5, 20: 295. Type locality: "Bei Mendoza", Argentina.

Paludicola nebulosaBoulenger, 1887, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 5, 20: 295.

Pleurodema nebulosaParker, 1927, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 20: 477.

Pleurodema nebulosumDuellman, 1993, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 21: 128. De la Riva and Gonzales-Álvarez, 1998, Alytes, 16: 68. Justified emendation; by implication.

English Names

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


Argentina in the provinces of Catamarca, Córdoba, La Pampa, La Rioja, Mendoza, Neuquén, Río Negro, Salta, San Juan, San Luis, and Tucumán, 150-1200 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina

Endemic: Argentina


See comment under Pleurodema guayapae. See accounts by Barrio, 1964, Physis, Buenos Aires, 24: 471-489, and Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 376-380. Baldo and Gutiérrez, 1997, Cuad. Herpetol., 11: 69-74, discussed the range and distinctiveness of this taxon. Ferraro, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 333, discussed the range of this species and provided several new records. Ferraro and Casagranda, 2009, Zootaxa, 2024: 33-55, provided a detailed discussion of range in Argentina. Galvani, González, Sanabria, and Quiroga, 2012, Zootaxa, 3450: 9-11, reported on larval morphology.

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