Pleurodema tucumanum Parker, 1927

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

Pleurodema tucumana Parker, 1927, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 20: 468. Holotype: BMNH 1902.7.29.75, by original designation, now renumbered 1947.2.17.85 according to museum records. Type locality: "Tapia, Tucuman, Argentina, 2300 feet".

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

English Names

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


Central Argentina (Province of San Juan).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina

Endemic: Argentina


See Barrio, 1964, Physis, Buenos Aires, 24: 471–489, and Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 382–383, for accounts. Haene, 1994, Cuad. Herpetol., 8: 23, and Baldo and Gutiérrez, 1997, Cuad. Herpetol., 11: 69–74, discussed the range and distinctiveness of this taxon. Salas, Zavattieri, di Tada, Martino, and Bridarolli, 1998, Cuad. Herpetol., 12: 37–48, discussed the call. Ferraro and Casagranda, 2009, Zootaxa, 2024: 33–55, provided a detailed discussion of range in Argentina. Valetti and Martino, 2012, Phyllomedusa, 11: 125–134, reported on the advertisement call and the effect of temperature on it. 

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