Leptodactylus myersi Heyer, 1995

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

Leptodactylus myersi Heyer, 1995, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 108: 712. Holotype: MZUSP 66089, by original designation. Type locality: "Brazil: Roraima; Mucajaí, 2° 25′ N, 60° 55′ W".

English Names

Myers' Thin-toed Frog (Heyer, 2005, Arq. Zool., São Paulo, 37: 318).


Rocky outcrop habitats in Guianan region of Brazil, Suriname, and French Guiana; expected but not registered yet in Guyana.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname

Likely/Controversially Present: Guyana


In the Leptodactylus pentadactylus group according to Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 246-247, who provided a photo and brief account for French Guiana. See account and revision by Heyer, 2005, Arq. Zool., São Paulo, 37: 269-348. See account for Suriname population by Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 244-247. In the Leptodactylus pentadactylus 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. 54–55. Fouquet, Vidal, and Dewynter, 2019, Zoosystema, 41: 371, commented on the Mitaraka region of southern French Guiana. Taucce, Costa-Campos, Carvalho, and Michalski, 2022, Eur. J. Taxon., 836: 96–130, reported on distribution, literature, and conservation status for Amapá, Brazil. 

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