Leptodactylus brevipes Cope, 1887

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Leptodactylidae > Subfamily: Leptodactylinae > Genus: Leptodactylus > Species: Leptodactylus brevipes

Leptodactylus brevipes Cope, 1887, Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 24: 51. Holotype: ANSP 11270, according to Heyer, 1970, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 191: : 17. 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. 

English Names

None noted. 


Mato Grosso (Municipalities of Brasnorte, Sinop, Água Boa, Acorizal, Chapada dos Guimarães, Manso, Cuiabá, Barra do Garças, and Alto Garças) and south into Mato Grosso do Sul (Municipality of Costa Rica0 Brazil; presumably into adjacent Santa Cruz, Bolivia. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


Removed from the synonymy of Leptodactylus petersii by Gazoni, Lyra, Ron, Strüssmann, Baldo, Narimatsu, Pansonato, Schneider, Giaretta, Haddad, Parise-Maltempi, and Carvalho, 2021, Zool. Anz., 290: 127 (who discussed morphology, molecular markers, vocalizations, and cytogenetics). Previously placed into the synonymy of Leptodactylus podicipinus by Rivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 47; Leptodactylus wagneri by Heyer, 1974, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 253: 46; (into Leptodactylus wagneri) by Heyer, 1970, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 191: 17, and Leptodactylus petersii by Heyer, 1994, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 546: 96. Carvalho, Fouquet, Lyra, Giaretta, Costa-Campos, Rodrigues, Haddad, and Ron, 2022, Syst. Biodiversity, 20 (1: 2089269): 1–31, reported on the systematics, phylogenetics, and advertisement call. Carrillo, Santana, and Prado, 2022, Rev. Latinoam. Herpetol., 5: 64–68, provided a new record for Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, and mapped the known range. 

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