Leptodactylus colombiensis Heyer, 1994

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

Leptodactylus colombiensis Heyer, 1994, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 546: 82. Holotype: ICN 7409, by original designation. Type locality: "Colombia; Santander; Charalá, Virolín (= Inspección Policía Cañaverales), confluencia del Río Cañaverales con el Río Guillermo, vertiente occidental, 1600-1700 m, 6°13′N, 73°05′W".

English Names

None noted.


Caribbean drainages in Colombia and nearby adjacent Venezuela on the eastern Andean slopes of Táchira state (see comment); possibly from Araracuara, Amazonas, Colombia.


In the Leptodactylus wagneri-Leptodactylus podicipinus complex, according to the original publication. See Barrio-Amorós and Chacón-Ortiz, 2001, Herpetol. Rev., 32: 55, for Venezuelan record. In the Leptodactylus melanonotus 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 summary of relevant literature on pp. 71–72, and suggested that the Venezuelan record needs verification. Palacio Baena, Muñoz Escobar, Gallo Delgado, and Rivera-Correa, 2006, Anfibios y Reptiles del Valle de Aburrá: 84–86, provided a brief account and photograph. Guarnizo, Paz, Muñoz-Ortiz, Flechas, Méndez-Narváez, and Crawford, 2016, PLoS One, 10(5: e0127312): 1–20, suggested on the basis of molecular evidence that two species likely exist in Colombia under this binomial. Ovalle-Pacheco, Camacho-Rozo, and Arroyo, 2019, Check List, 15: 398, reported the species from Boyacá, Colombia, and commented on the range in Colombia. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 89–90, for comments on range and literature. 

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