Pseudopaludicola ameghini (Cope, 1887)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Leptodactylidae > Subfamily: Leiuperinae > Genus: Pseudopaludicola > Species: Pseudopaludicola ameghini

Paludicola ameghini Cope, 1887, Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 24: 50. Syntypes: ANSP 11262-63, according to Malnate, 1971, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 123: 349. Type locality: "at or near . . . . Chupada [= Chapada dos Guimarães], thirty miles north-east of Cuyabá, and near the headwaters of the Xingu, an important tributary of the Amazon", Mato Grosso, Brazil.

Pseudopaludicola ameghiniParker, 1927, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 20: 454.

English Names

None noted.


Highly provisional; known with certainty only from southern and southwestern Mato Grosso, Brazil, likely into adjacent Bolivia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


Removed from the synonymy of Pseudopaludicola mysticalis on the basis of karyology by Fávero, Veiga-Menoncello, Rossa-Feres, Strüssmann, Giaretta, Andrade, Colombo, and Recco-Pimentel, 2011, Zool. Stud., Taipei, 50: 826-836, where it had been placed by Haddad and Cardoso, 1987, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 36: 287-300. Discussed (as Pseudopaludicola ameghini) by Cei and Roig, 1961, Not. Biol. Fac. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., Corrientes, Zool., 1: 32-34, and Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 412-414, who had removed it from the synonymy of Pseudopaludicola falcipes. Pansonato, Strüssmann, Mudrek, and Martins, 2013, Zootaxa, 3620: 147–162, provided morphometric and acoustic data in support of the distinctiveness of this species. Roberto, Cardozo, and Ávila, 2013, Zootaxa, 3636: 348–360, suggested that this species remains undiagnosed in practice. Andrade, Haga, Bang, and Giaretta, 2017, Zootaxa, 4319: 391-400, provided diagnostic differences in calls between Pseudopaludicola ternetzi and Pseudopaludicola ameghini. Simioni, Alves, Picheli, Pansonato, Rossa-Feres, and Strüssmann: 41–42, reported on reproductive behavior and larval morphology. 

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