Pseudopaludicola falcipes (Hensel, 1867)

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

Liuperus falcipes Hensel, 1867, Arch. Naturgesch., 33: 134. Syntype(s): including ZMB 6799 (lot), now renumbered 6799, 70433, 70434, 70435, 70436, 78709, 78710, 78711, 78712, 78713, 78714, and 78715, according to Langone, Lavilla, de Sá, and Cardozo, 2015, Zootaxa, 4058: 145. 

Paludicola falcipesBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 236.

Pseudopaludicola falcipesMiranda-Ribeiro, 1926, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 27: 152; Gallardo, 1964, Neotropica, 10: 25.

English Names

Hensel’s Swamp Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 84).


Provinces of Buenos Aires, Corrientes, Entre Rios, Santa Fe, and southern Misiones in Argentina, the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina (possibly into Paraná), and western Minas Gerias in Brazil, Paraguay, and all of Uruguay. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay


See comments under Pseudopaludicola mystacalis and Pseudopaludicola saltica. See account by Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 410–412. Klappenbach and Langone, 1992, An. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. Montevideo, Ser. 2, 8: 199, noted that geographic variation in karyotype suggests that this nominal taxon contains more than one species. Lobo, 1994, Cuad. Herpetol., 8: 177–199, redescribed the species. Achaval and Olmos, 2003, Anf. Rept. Uruguay, ed. 2: 27, provided a brief account and photograph for the Uruguay population. Laufer and Barreneche, 2008, Zootaxa, 1760: 50–58, redescribed larval morphology.  Fávero, Veiga-Menoncello, Rossa-Feres, Strüssmann, Giaretta, Andrade, Colombo, and Recco-Pimentel, 2011, Zool. Stud., Taipei, 50: 826–836, discussed karyology. See comments by Roberto, Cardozo, and Ávila, 2013, Zootaxa, 3636: 348–360. Alcalde and Barrasso, 2013, Amphibia-Reptilia, 34: 129–135, compared the internal larval anatomy of Pseudopaludicola boliviana and Pseudopaludicola falcipesWeiler, Núñez, Airaldi, Lavilla, Peris, and Baldo, 2013, Anf. Paraguay: 110, provided a brief account, image, and dot map for Paraguay. Langone, Lavilla, de Sá, and Cardozo, 2015, Zootaxa, 4058: 145–150, discussed the types, mapped the range, and addressed a number of misidentification in previous publications. Andrade, Haga, Lyra, Leite, Kwet, Haddad, Toledo, and Giaretta, 2018, Zootaxa, 4433: 71–100, reported on the advertisement call. Neves, Yves, Pereira Silva, Alves, Vasques, Coelho, and Silva, 2019, Herpetozoa, Wien, 32: 113–123, provided habitat information and records for western Minas Gerais, Brazil. Santos-Pereira, Pombal, and Rocha, 2018, Biota Neotrop., 18 (3: e20170322): 1–19, suggested that presence in Paraná, Brazil, requires confirmation.    

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