Leptodactylus camaquara Sazima and Bokermann, 1978

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

Leptodactylus camaquara Sazima and Bokermann, 1978, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 38: 907. Holotype: WCAB 48120, by original designation, now in MZUSP. Type locality: "Km. 132 de Estrada Vespasiano a Conceição do Mato Dentro, Serra do Cipó, (1500 m) Jaboticatubas, Minas Gerais, Brasil".

English Names

Jaboticatubas Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 81).

Digger Foam Frog (Eterovick and Sazima, 2004, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 83).


High elevation rock fields in the southern part of the Serra do Espinhaço and the Serra de Cipó, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


In the Leptodactylus gracilis group (= Leptodactylus fuscus group), according to the original publication. Leite, Pezzuti, and Viana, 2006, Check List, 2(1): 5, provided an additional locality. Eterovick and Sazima, 2004, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 83-84, provided a photograph and brief account. Carvalho, Leite, and Pezzuti, 2013, Zootaxa, 3701: 349-364, described the advertisement call. 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, who provided a brief account on p. 26–27 (adult and larval morphology, identification, advertisement call, and range). Eterovick, Souza, and Sazima, 2020, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 1–292, provided an account, life history information, and an identification scheme for the Serra de Cipó, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Carvalho, Seger, Magalhães, Lourenço, and Haddad, 2021, Zool. Scripta, 50: 300–317, reported on the phylogenetics and distribution of this species as part of the Leptodactylus plaumanni clade of the Leptodactylus fuscus group. Pezzuti, Leite, Rossa-Feres, and Garcia, 2021, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 22 (Special Issue): 1–109, described and discussed larval morphology and natural history.

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