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.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


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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