Leptodactylus diedrus Heyer, 1994

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

Leptodactylus diedrus Heyer, 1994, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 546: 86. Holotype: UTA A-3726, by original designation. Type locality: "Colombia; Vaupés; 1/2 mi NE Timbó, 1°06′N, 70°01′W".

English Names

None noted.


Northwestern sector of the Amazon basin in northeastern Peru, southwestern Colombia, western Amazonian Brazil, and extreme southern Venezuela.


In the Leptodactylus wagneriLeptodactylus podicipinus complex, according to the original publication. Heyer, 1998, Alytes, 16: 1–24, suggested that this species might be the sister taxon of Vanzolinius. Barrio-Amorós, 1999 "1998", Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 18: 42, commented in range in Venezuela. 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. 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 (adult morphology, identification, advertisement call, and range) on p. 72. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 90, for comments on range in Venezuela and literature.

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