Pseudopaludicola saltica (Cope, 1887)

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

Paludicola saltica Cope, 1887, Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 24: 48. Syntypes: ANSP 11228-34, 11236-37, 11239, according to Malnate, 1971, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 123: 352; ANSP 11230 designated lectotype by Lobo, 1994, Cuad. Herpetol., 8: 187. 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 salticaHaddad and Cardoso, 1987, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 36: 287-300.

English Names

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

Long-legged Swamp Froglet (Eterovick and Sazima, 2004, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 111).


South-central Brazil in the states of western Mato Gross, Minas Gerais, southern Goiás, Distrito Federal, southern Mato Grosso do Sul, and São Paulo.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


Resurrected from the synonymy of Pseudopaludicola falcipes by Haddad and Cardoso, 1987, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 36: 287-300. See account by Lobo, 1994, Cuad. Herpetol., 8: 177-199. Eterovick and Sazima, 2004, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 111-112, provided a photograph and brief account. Pansonato, Strüssmann, Mudrek, and Martins, 2013, Zootaxa, 3620: 147–162, provided acoustic and morphometric data. 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. Vaz-Silva, Maciel, Nomura, Morais, Guerra Batista, Santos, Andrade, Oliveira, Brandão, and Bastos, 2020, Guia Ident. Anf. Goiás e Dist. Fed. Brasil Central: 150–151, provided an account for Goiás, Brazil. Andrade, Haga, Lyra, Gazoni, Zaracho, Haddad, Toledo, and Giaretta, 2022, Stud. Neotrop. Fauna Environ., 57: 66–82, discussed the range with respect to call parameters, morphometrics, and molecular markers.  

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