Leptodactylus cunicularius Sazima and Bokermann, 1978

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

Leptodactylus cunicularius Sazima and Bokermann, 1978, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 38: 904. Holotype: WCAB 48000, by original designation, now MZUSP 73685, according to de Sá, Grant, Camargo, Heyer, Ponssa, and Stanley, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 9(Spec. Issue 1): 27. Type locality: "Km 114/115 da Estrada de Vespasiano a Conceição do Mato Dentro, Serra do Cipó, Jaboticatubas, Minas Gerais, Brasil".

English Names

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

Rabbit-burrow Frog (Heyer, Heyer, and de Sá, 2008, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 845: 1).

Rabbit Foam Frog (Eterovick and Sazima, 2004, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 85).

Distribution

Serra do Espinhaço, Serra de Cipó,  and Serra da Mantiqueira, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 750-1400 m elevation.

Comment

In the Leptodactylus gracilis group (= Leptodactylus fuscus group), according to the original publication. Reviewed by Heyer, Heyer, and de Sá, 2008, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 845: 1-5. Eterovick and Sazima, 2004, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 85-86, provided a photograph and brief account. Cruz, Feio, and Caramaschi, 2009, Anf. Ibitipoca: 120-121, provided photographs and a brief account for Parque Estadual do Ibitipoca, Minas Gerais, Brazil. 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 summary of the relevant literature of this species on p. 27–28 (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.

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