Leptodactylus macrosternum Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926

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

Leptodactylus ocellatus macrosternum Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 27: 147. Holotype: MZUSP 448, by museum records. Type locality: "Bahia", Brazil. Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 73, considered the type locality to be "provàvelment Salvador", Bahia, Brazil.

Leptodactylus ocellatus macrosternusMiranda-Ribeiro, 1927, Rev. Mus. Paulista, São Paulo, 15: 125. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Leptodactylus macrosternumGallardo, 1964, Physis, Buenos Aires, 24: 379.

English Names

Miranda's White-lipped Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 82).


Amazonian northeastern Colombia, most of Venezuela, excluding the tepui region, and the Guianas south through Brazil (as far east as Ceará) to Bolivia; Trinidad (see comment).


In the Leptodactylus ocellatus group. See also Cei, 1970, Acta Zool. Lilloana, 27: 299-306, for serological evidence of species distinctiveness. De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 40, discussed the problem of identification with Leptodactylus chaquensis. Gorzula and Señaris, 1999 "1998", Scient. Guaianae, 8: 62-63, commented on range in Venezuela. Murphy, 1997, Amph. Rept. Trinidad Tobago: 87-88, provided a brief account for Trinidad. De la Riva and Maldonado-M., 1999, Graellsia, 55: 193-197: 193–197, discussed the morphological indistinguishability of this species from Leptodactylus chaquensis. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 23, suggested that no vouchers for this species exist for Paraguay. See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 424-425, for brief account and records for Guyana. In the Leptodactylus latrans 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 on pp. 69–70, and who suggested that until the Leptodactylus latrans–Leptodactylus macrosternum–Leptodactylus chaquensis complex is resolved that the species can be stated with certainty only to occur at its type locality. Ferreira, Cascon, and Matthews-Cascon, 2019, Herpetol. Notes, 12: 865–868, reported on reproduction and range into the state of Ceará, Brazil. Dubeux, Silva, Nascimento, Gonçalves, and Mott, 2019, Rev. Nordestina Zool., 12: 18–52, summarized the literature on larval morphology. See Dubeux, Nascimento, Lima, Magalhães, Silva, Gonçalves, Almeida, Correia, Garda, Mesquita, Rossa-Feres, and Mott, 2020, Biota Neotrop., 20 (2: e20180718): 1–24, for characterization and identification of larvae north of the Rio São Francisco in the Atlantic Forest of northeastern Brazil.  

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