Leptodactylus latinasus Jiménez de la Espada, 1875

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

Leptodactylus latinasus Jiménez de la Espada, 1875, Vert. Viaje Pacif. Verif. 1862–1865: 40. Holotype: MNCN jar no. 335, according to Heyer, 1969, Herpetologica, 25: 7. Type locality: "Montevideo", Uruguay.

Leptodactylus prognathus Boulenger, 1888, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 6, 1: 187. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.17.52 (originally numbered 1888.11.30.2), according to Heyer, 1978, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 29: 59, and museum records. Type locality: "Rio Grande do Sul", Brazil; restricted to "Rio Grande do Sul, provàvelmente São Lourenço do Sul", by Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 74; restricted to "Camaquã, Estado de Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil" by Klappenbach and Langone, 1992, An. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. Montevideo, Ser. 2, 8: 189–190. Synonymy by Heyer, 1969, Herpetologica, 25: 3.

Leptodactylus anceps Gallardo, 1964, Rev. Mus. Argent. Cienc. Nat. Bernardino Rivadavia, Cienc. Zool., 9: 100–105. Holotype: MACN 531, by original designation. Type locality: "Argentina, prov. Tucumán, Tucumán". Synonymy by Barrio, 1965, Physis, Buenos Aires, 25: 408 (with Leptodactylus prognathus); Heyer, 1978, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 29: 34.

Leptodactylus latinasus latinasusCei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 325.

Leptodactylus latinasus ancepsCei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 325; Lavilla, 1994 "1992", Acta Zool. Lilloana, 42: 86. Distinctiveness rejected by Ponssa and Lavilla, 1998, Bull. Maryland Herpetol. Soc., 34: 57–63

English Names

Oven Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 82).


Gran Chaco of Argentina, Bolivia, and western Paraguay (Alto Paraguay, Central, Boquerón, Concepción, Ñeembucú, and Presidente Hayes provinces), south and east throughout Uruguay and southern Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay


In the Leptodactylus fuscus group of Heyer, 1978, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 29: 1–85. See Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 325–329, for subspecies accounts. Ponssa and Lavilla, 1998, Bull. Maryland Herpetol. Soc., 34: 57–63, rejected subspecies. See comment under Leptodactylus caatingae. Achaval and Olmos, 2003, Anf. Rept. Uruguay, ed. 2: 23, provided for the Uruguayan population a brief account and photograph. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 14, briefly discussed the range in Paraguay. Weiler, Núñez, Airaldi, Lavilla, Peris, and Baldo, 2013, Anf. Paraguay: 96, 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 and larval morphology, identification, advertisement call, and range) on pp. 37–38. Salas, Zavattieri, di Tada, Martino, and Bridarolli, 1998, Cuad. Herpetol., 12: 37–48, discussed the call. Borteiro and Kolenc, 2007, Zootaxa, 1638: 1–20, described larval morphology from the Uruguay population. Bach, Pardo, and Pérez Iglesias, 2023, Rev. Latinoam. Herpetol., 6: 54–57, provided a record from the Departamento Pedernera, San Luis, Argentina, as well as a polygon map of the species. Acosta, Alvarez, Figueira, Castro Cavicchini, Vera, Cruz, and Nuñez, 2024, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 72(e53860): 1–17, reported on projected changes, via niche modeling, in range due to climate change. 

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