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.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay


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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