Leptodactylus labrosus Jiménez de la Espada, 1875

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

Leptodactylus labrosus Jiménez de la Espada, 1875, Vert. Viaje Pacif. Verif. 1862–1865: 36. Syntypes: MNCN (unnumbered), the only surviving specimen according to Heyer and Peters, 1971, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 84: 164, who designated this specimen lectotype; now numbered MNCN 3524 according to González-Fernández, García-Díez, and San Segundo, 2009, Spixiana, München, 32: 273. Type locality: "Pimocha, [Guayas Province,] orillas del Rio Daule (Ecuador)".

Leptodactylus curtus Barbour and Noble, 1920, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 63: 405-406. Holotype: MCZ 5281, by original designation. Type locality: "Bellavista, Cajamarca, Peru". Synonymy by Heyer and Peters, 1971, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 84: 163-170.

English Names

Pimocha White-lipped Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 81).


Coastal wester Ecuador to coastal central Peru.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador, Peru


In the Leptodactylus fuscus group of Heyer, 1978, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 29: 1–85. Lehr, Köhler, and Streit, 2002, Faun. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkd., Dresden, 22: 379, discussed range in Peru. Cisneros-Heredia, 2006, Zool. Res., Kunming, 27: 225–234, discussed range in Ecuador. Carvalho and Ron, 2011, Herpetol. Notes, 4: 325–326, described the advertisement call. 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, and who provided a summary of relevant literature (adult and larval morphology, identification, advertisement call, and range) on pp. 36. Armijos-Ojeda, Székely, Székely, Cogǎlniceanu, Cisneros-Heredia, Ordóñez-Delgado, Escudero, and Espinosa, 2021, ZooKeys, 1063: 38, provided a dot map.

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