Leptodactylus bufonius Boulenger, 1894

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

Leptodactylus bufonius Boulenger, 1894, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 13: 348. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.17.72–75 (formerly 1894.3.14.144–147) (4 specimens of which Parker, 1931, J. Linn. Soc. London, Zool., 37: 286–287, excluded the two smaller as Leptodactylus diptyx); BMNH 1947.2.17.72 designated lectotype by Heyer, 1978, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 29: 33. Type locality: "Asuncion, Paraguay".

English Names

Vizcacheras' White-lipped Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 81).


Arid eastern and southeastern Bolivia to northern Argentina, western and central Paraguay, and Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.


In the Leptodactylus fuscus group of Heyer, 1978, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 29: 1–85. See Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 321–325, for account. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 13, briefly discussed range in Paraguay. In the Leptodactylus fuscus species group of de Sá, Grant, Camargo, Heyer, Ponssa, and Stanley, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 9(Spec. Issue 1): 1–123, and who provided a brief account on p. 24–25 (adult and larval morphology, identification, advertisement call, and range). Faggioni, Zamudio, Souza, and Prado, 2014, Amphibia-Reptilia, 35: 405–412, characterized microsatellite markers. Weiler, Núñez, Airaldi, Lavilla, Peris, and Baldo, 2013, Anf. Paraguay: 87, provided a brief account, image, and dot map for Paraguay. Sanabria, Vergara, Wetten, Aragón-Traverso, and González, 2015, Cuad. Herpetol., 29: 167–168, added a range extension to San Juan Province, Argentina, and discussed the range. See review by Schalk and Leavitt, 2017, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 905: 1–22. Brusquetti, Netto, Baldo, and Haddad, 2019, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 126: 404–416, reported on the mtDNA phylogeography with reference of Pleistocene glaciations. Schneider, Ferro, Reinko, Boeris, Cardozo, and Baldo, 2021, An. Acad. Brasil. Cienc., 93 (2: e20190426): 1–12, reported on sex chromosomes. 

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