Pseudopaludicola pocoto Magalhães, Loebmann, Kokubum, Haddad, and Garda, 2014

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

Pseudopaludicola pocoto Magalhães, Loebmann, Kokubum, Haddad, and Garda, 2014, Herpetologica, 70: 80. Holotype: CFBH 26842, by original designation. Type locality: "Santa Quitéria Municipality, Ceará State, Brazil (04° 19′ S, 40° 10′ W; 20 m asl)". 

English Names

None noted. 


Northeastern Brazil in caatinga habitats of Ceará, Piauí, Rio Grande do Norte, Paraíba, and Pernambuco and the Chapada Diamantina region of Bahia; an isolated record in eastern Minas Gerais. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


Distinguishable reliably by call but not morphology from Pseudopaludicola facureae, Pseudopaludicola hylaeaustralis, Pseudopaludicola mineira, Pseudopaludicola mysticalis, Pseudopaludicola parnaiba, and Pseudopaludicola ternetzi according to the original publication, where external morphology and advertisement call were described. Andrade, Barros, Oliveira, Juncá, and Magalhães, 2015, Herpetol. Notes, 8: 227–229, reported the species from Sítio Santa Luzia, municipality of Carlos Chagas, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Silva, Lima, Santos, Souza, and Pederassi, 2015, Herpetol. Rev., 46: 213, provided a record for Fronteiras, Piauí, Brazil. Lantyer-Silva, Matos, Gogliath, Marciano, and Nicola, 2016, Check List, 12(6: Art. 1989): 1–4, provided additional records for Paraíba and Pernambuco, Brazil, and discussed the range. : 1–4, provided the first record from Bahia, Brazil, discussed the advertisement call, and provided a dot map.  Andrade, Haga, Lyra, Leite, Kwet, Haddad, Toledo, and Giaretta, 2018, Zootaxa, 4433: 71–100, reported the species from Chapada Diamantina region of Bahia, Brazil. See Dubeux, Nascimento, Lima, Magalhães, Silva, Gonçalves, Almeida, Correia, Garda, Mesquita, Rossa-Feres, and Mott, 2020, Biota Neotrop., 20 (2: e20180718): 1–24, for characterization and identification of larvae north of the Rio São Francisco in the Atlantic Forest of northeastern Brazil. Palmeira, Gonçalves, Dubeux, Lima, Lambertini, Valencia-Aguilar, Jenkinson, James, Toledo, and Mott, 2022, Cuad. Herpetol., 36: 65–75, reported on habitat in Natural Heritage Reserve Mata Estrela, Baía Formosa, Rio Grande do Norte state, Brazil.

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