Leptodactylus laticeps Boulenger, 1918

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

Leptodactylus laticeps Boulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 2: 431. Holotype: BMNH 1898.11.24.7, according to de Sá, Grant, Camargo, Heyer, Ponssa, and Stanley, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 9(Spec. Issue 1): 37, now reregistered 1947.2.17.42 by museum records. Type locality: "Santa Fé, Argentina".

Leptodactylus (Pachypus) laticepsVellard, 1947, Acta Zool. Lilloana, 4: 464.

English Names

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


Gran Chaco of western Paraguay (Alto Paraguay, Boquerón, and Presidente Hayes provinces), southeastern Bolivia, and northern Argentina.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay


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 Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 355–357. De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 41, noted that no voucher specimen exists for Bolivia, although it was expected in the Chaco at that time. Ponssa, 2006, Zootaxa, 1188: 23–36, reported on osteology. Heyer and Scott, 2006, Herpetol. Nat. Hist., 9: 189–194, described the advertisement call. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 14, briefly discussed the range in Paraguay. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 622. Weiler, Núñez, Airaldi, Lavilla, Peris, and Baldo, 2013, Anf. Paraguay: 95, 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, and who provided a summary of relevant literature (adult morphology, identification, advertisement call, and range) on pp. 37–38.

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