Leptodactylus didymus Heyer, García-Lopez, and Cardoso, 1996

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

Leptodactylus didymus Heyer, García-Lopez, and Cardoso, 1996, Amphibia-Reptilia, 17: 25. Holotype: USNM 332861, by original designation. Type locality: "Peru: Madre de Dios; Tambopata Reserved Zone, 12° 50′ S, 69° 17′ W".

English Names

Madre de Dios Thin-toed Frog (Villacampa-Ortega, Serrano-Rojas, and Whitworth, 2017, Amph. Manu Learning Cent.: 224).


Western Amazon Basin in far western Brazil, southeastern Peru, and extreme northern Bolivia (Department of Pando).


Distinguishable from Leptodactylus mystaceus solely by advertisement call, which was detailed, according to the original citation. See Köhler and Lötters, 1999, Bonn. Zool. Beitr., 48: 259-273, for Bolivian record. Duellman, 2005, Cusco Amazonico: 280–282, provided an account (adult and larval morphology, description of the call, life history). França and Venâncio, 2010, Biotemas, 23: 71–84, provided a record for the municipality of Boca do Acre, Amazonas, with a brief discussion of the range. Venâncio, Souza, and França, 2010, Check List, 6: 646-647, provided news record for Acre and Amazonas, Brazil, and provided a range map. In the Leptodactylus fuscus species group, Leptodactylus mystaceus complex, 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 (adult morphology, identification, advertisement call, and range) on p. 29. Schulze, Jansen, and Köhler, 2015, Zootaxa, 4016: 70–72, described, diagnosed, and pictured the larva of their Leptodactylus cf didymus from Bolivia. See brief account for the Manu region, Peru, by Villacampa-Ortega, Serrano-Rojas, and Whitworth, 2017, Amph. Manu Learning Cent.: 224–225. 

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