Pseudopaludicola ternetzi Miranda-Ribeiro, 1937

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

Pseudopaludicola ternetzi Miranda-Ribeiro, 1937, O Campo, 8: 69. Syntypes: MNRJ 5460–62 (3 specimens); MNRJ 5462 designated lectotype by Lobo, 1996, Acta Zool. Lilloana, 43: 327–346; subsequent, in error, MNRJ 5460 Caramaschi and Pombal, 2011, Zootaxa, 3051: 62–64, was designated lectotyep. Type locality: "Goyaz [= Goiás]", Brazil; restricted to "Passa Três, Goiás", Brazil, by Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 88; the type locality was corrected to "Rio Passa Três (14° 30′ 34″ S, 49° 08′ 21″ W, 480 m altitude), Municipality of Uruaçu, State of Goiás, Brazil " by Caramaschi and Pombal, 2011, Zootaxa, 3051: 62–64.

Pseudopaludicola riopiedadensis Mercadal de Barrio and Barrio, 1994, Rev. Mus. Argent. Cienc. Nat. Bernardino Rivadavia, Cienc. Zool., 16: 76. Holotype: CENAI 2599, by original designation; now in MACN. Type locality: "Rio Piedade, São Preto, São Paulo, Brasil". Synonymy by Cardozo and Toledo, 2013, Zootaxa, 3734: 571–582. 

English Names

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


States of São Paulo, Bahia, Goiás, Tocantins, and Minas Gerais, Brazil, and Amambay, Boquerón, Concepción, Misiones, and Presidente Hayes provinces, Paraguay.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil, Paraguay


Considered a junior synonym of Pseudopaludicola ameghini by Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 88, without comment. Lobo, 1996, Acta Zool. Lilloana, 43: 327–346, recharacterized the species. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 18, briefly discussed the range in Paraguay. Caramaschi and Pombal, 2011, Zootaxa, 3051: 62–64, discussed the type series. Cardozo and Baldo, 2012, Zootaxa, 3192: 67–68, discussed the issue of multiple lectotypes for the species. Fávero, Veiga-Menoncello, Rossa-Feres, Strüssmann, Giaretta, Andrade, Colombo, and Recco-Pimentel, 2011, Zool. Stud., Taipei, 50: 826–836, reported on karyology. Cardozo and Toledo, 2013, Zootaxa, 3734: 571–582, discussed external morpolology and advertisement call and species diagnosis. Weiler, Núñez, Airaldi, Lavilla, Peris, and Baldo, 2013, Anf. Paraguay: 112, provided a brief account, image, and dot map for Paraguay. Andrade, Haga, Bang, and Giaretta, 2017, Zootaxa, 4319: 391–400, provided diagnostic differences in calls between Pseudopaludicola ternetzi and Pseudopaludicola ameghiniVaz-Silva, Maciel, Nomura, Morais, Guerra Batista, Santos, Andrade, Oliveira, Brandão, and Bastos, 2020, Guia Ident. Anf. Goiás e Dist. Fed. Brasil Central: 152–133, provided an account for Goiás, Brazil. 

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