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).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Bolivia, Brazil, Peru


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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