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.


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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