Pseudopaludicola canga Giaretta and Kokubum, 2003

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

Pseudopaludicola canga Giaretta and Kokubum, 2003, Zootaxa, 383: 2. Holotype: ZUEC 6088, by original designation. Type locality: "Serra dos Carajás (approx. 6° S; 50° W; 700 m; . . . , municipality of Marabá, State of Pará (PA), Brazil".

Pseudopaludicola parnaiba Roberto, Cardozo, and Ávila, 2013, Zootaxa, 3636: 349. Holotype: URCA 2160, by original designation. Type locality: "approximately 12 kilometers (in straight line) southeast of Ribeiro Gonçalves (07°35’42.15”S/45°20’36.63”W; datum WGS 84), Municipality of Ribeiro Gonçalves, Piauí State, Brazil". Synonymy by Andrade, Haga, Lyra, Carvalho, Haddad, Giaretta, and Toledo, 2020, Eur. J. Taxon., 679: 2. 

English Names

None noted. 


Northern Maranhão (Barreirinhas and Santo Amaro do Maranhão), eastern Pará (Marabá), Tocantins (Aragominas, Palmas, and Mateiros), western Piaui (12 kilometers southeast of Ribeiro Gonçalves, Municipality of Ribeiro Gonçalves), and western Bahia (São Desidério), Brazil. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


In the Pseudopaludicola pusilla group according to the original publication. Cardozo and Suárez, 2012, Zootaxa, 3515: 75-82, rejected membership in the Pseudopaludicola pusilla group on the basis of morphology, although in their tree, it was part of a paraphyletic series, including Pseudopaludicola canga and Pseudopaludicola mysticalis leading to the Pseudopaludicola pusilla group. Araujo de Oliveira, Hernández-Ruz, Carvalho, and Sanches, 2013, Herpetol. Rev., 44: 104, provided a second locality for this species in Pará, Brazil. Roberto, Cardozo, and Ávila, 2013, Zootaxa, 3636: 349, in the publication naming Pseudopaludicola parnaiba described external morphology and the advertisement call. Carvalho, Teixeira, Borges-Martins, and Giaretta, 2015, North-West. J. Zool., Romania, 11: 262–273, suggested that on the basis of morphology and acoustic characteristics that this species is not diagnosable from Pseudopaludicola parnaiba but provided the record for Palmas e Mateiros, Tocantins, Brazil, and doubted the record from the Municipality of Brasil Novo. Andrade, Ferreira, Takazone, Libório, and Weber, 2018, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 13: 64–72, reported on larval morphology. Silva, Carvalho, Pereira Silva, Fadel, Dantas, Brandão, and Santana, 2020, Biota Neotrop., 20 (1: e20190838): 15, reported the species from the state of Tocantins, Brazil. 

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