Leptodactylus magistris Mijares-Urrutia, 1997

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

Leptodactylus magistris Mijares-Urrutia, 1997, Alytes, 15: 114. Holotype: EBRG 3284, by original designation. Type locality: "Cerro Socopó, cerca de 30 km (por carretera) al SO de Guajiro, Municipio Mauroa, Estado Falcón, Venezuela, cerca de 1250 m".

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the type locality on Cerro Socopó, Estado Falcón, Venezuela, ca. 1250 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


Tentatively placed in the Leptodactylus podicipinus-wagneri complex according to the original publication. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 401. In the Leptodactylus melanonotus 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, and range) on p. 76. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 94–95, for comments on range, its severe decline, and literature.

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