Leptodactylus furnarius Sazima and Bokermann, 1978

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

Leptodactylus furnarius Sazima and Bokermann, 1978, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 38: 899. Holotype: WCAB 47949, by original designation; now MZUSP 73678 according to Heyer and Heyer, 2004, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 785: 1. Type locality: "Campo Grande, (900 m) Paranapiacaba, São Paulo, Brasil".

Leptodactylus laurae Heyer, 1978, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 29: 59. Holotype: MZUSP 130, by original designation. Type locality: "Brasil; Minas Gerais; Agua Limpa, Juiz de Fora". Synonymy by Heyer, 1983, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 96: 271.

English Names

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

Cerrado Oven Frog (Heyer and Heyer, 2004, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 785: 1).

Potter Foam Frog (Eterovick and Sazima, 2004, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 87).


Central and southeastern Brazil from Mato Grosso north and east to Bahia, Tocantins, and Piauí, then south in isolated populations through Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, and Rio Grande do Sul, to northern Uruguay, east-central Paraguay (Amambay and Canindeyú provinces), and northeastern Argentina (Corrientes, Entre Ríos, Misiones).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay


In the Leptodactylus gracilis (=Leptodactylus fuscus) group, according to the original publication. Canavero, Naya, and Maneyro, 2001, Cuad. Herpetol., 15 5: 89, supplied the Uruguayan records. Achaval and Olmos, 2003, Anf. Rept. Uruguay, ed. 2: 21, provided for the Uruguayan population a brief account and photograph. See account by Heyer and Heyer, 2004, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 785: 1–5. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 13, briefly discussed range in Paraguay. Zank, Kaefer, Colombo, Lingnau, Santos, Both, D'Agostini, Santos, and Cechin, 2008, Check List, 4: 89–91, provided records for Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Baldo, Tomatis, and Segalla, 2008, Check List, 4: 98–102, provided a range map and described the advertisement call. Eterovick and Sazima, 2004, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 87–88, provided a photograph and brief account. Santos, Giovanelli, Storti, and Brasileiro, 2010, Check List, 6: 253–254, provided records for Bahia and Tocantins, Brazil, and discussed the range. Weiler, Núñez, Airaldi, Lavilla, Peris, and Baldo, 2013, Anf. Paraguay: 91, provided a brief account, image, and dot map for Paraguay. In the Leptodactylus fuscus species group 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 on pp. 31–32 (adult and larval morphology, identification, advertisement call, and range). Fariña, Villalba, Boeris, Krauczuk, Ferro, and Baldo, 2014, Cuad. Herpetol., 28: 49–50, provided new records for Argentina and mapped the species. Pinto-Silva and Silva-Soares, 2017, Herpetol. Rev., 48: 383, provided a record for the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and briefly outlined the known range. See account by Maneyro, Langone, and Carreira, 2019, in Maneyro, Langone, and Carreira (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Rept. Uruguay: 29–33, for Uruguay. Vaz-Silva, Maciel, Nomura, Morais, Guerra Batista, Santos, Andrade, Oliveira, Brandão, and Bastos, 2020, Guia Ident. Anf. Goiás e Dist. Fed. Brasil Central: 109, provided an account. Eterovick, Souza, and Sazima, 2020, Anf. Serra do Cipó: 1–292, provided an account, life history information, and an identification scheme for the Serra de Cipó, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Pezzuti, Leite, Rossa-Feres, and Garcia, 2021, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 22 (Special Issue): 1–109, described and discussed larval morphology and natural history. 

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