Leptodactylus peritoaktites Heyer, 2005

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

Leptodactylus peritoaktites Heyer, 2005, Arq. Zool., São Paulo, 37: 325. Holotype: USNM 196739, by original designation. Type locality: "Hacienda Equinox, 38 km NNW of Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Esmeraldas, Ecuador, 1000', 00° 03′ S, 79° 20′ W".

English Names

Coastal Ecuador Smoky Jungle Frog (Heyer, 2005, Arq. Zool., São Paulo, 37: 325).


Chocoan rainforest from western and southern Ecuador.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


In the Leptodactylus pentadactylus group and confused with Leptodactylus pentadactylus prior to its naming according to the original publication. 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. 57–58.

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