Leptodactylus flavopictus Lutz, 1926

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

Leptodactylus flavopictus Lutz, 1926, Mem. Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 19: 144. Holotype: Not stated, although MNRJ 870, by museum records, according to W.R. Heyer, personal commun. Type locality: "Mont Serrat na base do Itatiaia", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Leptodactylus pachyderma Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 27: 150. Holotype: MZUSP 351, by original designation. Type locality: "Ilha Victoria, S[ão] Paulo", Brazil. Synonymy by Heyer, 1979, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 301: 18.

Leptodactylus pentadactylus flavopictusCochran, 1955 "1954", Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 206: 320.

Leptodactylus flavopictusHeyer, 1979, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 301: 18.

English Names

Yellow Painted Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 81).


Atlantic forests of southeastern Brazil, from Espírito Santo south to Santa Catarina, and adjacent coastal islands.


In the Leptodactylus pentadactylus group of Heyer, 1972, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 231: 1-8, and Heyer, 1979, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 301: 1-43. See account by Heyer, Rand, Cruz, Peixoto, and Nelson, 1990, Arq. Zool., São Paulo, 31: 307-308. See Woehl and Woehl, 2003, Herpetol. Rev., 34: 50, for Santa Catarina record. In the Leptodactylus pentadactylus 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 pp. 50–51. Martins, Becker, Haddad, Le Pendu, Solé, and Mira-Mendes, 2020, Zootaxa, 4722: 495–499, redescribed larval morphology. Augusto-Alves, Ruggeri, Martins, Domingos, Santos, and Toledo, 2020, Salamandra, 56: 123–134, described larval morphology and advertisement call. 

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