Pseudopaludicola llanera Lynch, 1989

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

Pseudopaludicola llanera Lynch, 1989, Copeia, 1989: 583. Holotype: ICN 13576, by original designation. Type locality: ""Puerto Gaitán, Departamento Meta, Colombia".

English Names

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


Northeastern Colombia and northern Venezuela in the drainage of the Río Orinoco.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Venezuela


In the Pseudopaludicola pusilla group of Lynch, 1989, Copeia, 1989: 577-588. Myers and Donnelly, 2001, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 261: 43-49, provided an account. Barrio-Amorós and Chacón-Ortiz, 2002, Herpetol. Rev., 33: 222, provided a range extension and commented on the distribution. Barrio-Amorós, 1999 "1998", Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 18: 50, noted that Lynch, 1989, Copeia, 1989: 577-588, confused this species with Pseudopaludicola pusillaGuarnizo, Paz, Muñoz-Ortiz, Flechas-Hernández, Méndez-Narváez, and Crawford, 2016, PLoS One, 10(5: e0127312): 1–20, suggested on the basis of molecular evidence that two species may exist in Colombia under this binomial. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 101, for comments on range (with special reference to Venezuela) and literature.

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