Adenomera araucaria Kwet and Angulo, 2002

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Leptodactylidae > Subfamily: Leptodactylinae > Genus: Adenomera > Species: Adenomera araucaria

Adenomera araucaria Kwet and Angulo, 2002, Alytes, 20: 30. Holotype: MCP 2421, by original designation. Type locality: "Centro de Pesquisas e Conservação da Natureza Pró-Mata (CPCN) (about 950 m a.s.l.), 29° 30′ S, 50° 10′ W, municipality of São Francisco de Paula, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil".

Leptodactylus (Lithodytes) araucariaFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 362.

Adenomera araucaria — Kwet, Steiner, and Zillikens, 2009, Stud. Neotrop. Fauna Environ., 44: 94. See comments under Adenomera and Leptodactylus.

English Names

None noted.


South-central Paraná, eastern Santa Catarina, to northeastern Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


See Kwet, 2007, Mitt. Mus. Naturkd. Berlin, Zool., 83 (Supplement): 56-68, for discussion of acoustic distinctiveness of this species from other members of the Leptodactylus marmoratus group. Conte, Nomura, Machado, Kwet, Lingnau, and Rossa-Feres, 2010, Biota Neotrop., São Paulo, 10: 201–224, provided a new record from Paraná, Brazil, and discussed natural history and the advertisement call. Carvalho, Cassini, Taucce, and Haddad, 2019, J. Herpetol., 53: 131–143, provided substantial information on this species as part of their naming of its nearest relative, Adenomera kweti. 

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