Leptodactylus rhodonotus (Günther, 1869)

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

Cystignathus rhodonotus Günther, 1869 "1868", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1868: 481. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.17.39, according to de Sá, Grant, Camargo, Heyer, Ponssa, and Stanley, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 9(Spec. Issue 1): 59. Type locality: "Chyavetes [=Chayavitas], Eastern Peru".

Gnathophysa rubido Cope, 1874, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 26: 128. Syntypes: ANSP 11392 and 11394, according to museum records (W.R. Heyer, personal commun.) and MCZ A-4780 (formerly ANSP 11393) according to Barbour and Loveridge, 1929, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 69: 293), which was subsequently designated lectotype by Heyer, 1969, Herpetologica, 25: 3. Type locality: "Moyabamba, [San Martín,] Peru". Synonymy by Heyer, 1969, Herpetologica, 25: 3.

Pleurodema (Gnathophysa) rubida — Knauer, 1878, Naturgesch. Lurche: 106. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Leptodactylus rubidoBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 243.

Leptodactylus rhodonotusBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 239.

Leptodactylus rubidusBoulenger, 1884 "1883", Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1883: 637. Error for rubido.

English Names

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


Andean slopes and the lowlands of the upper Amazon Basin of Bolivia and Peru, 200–2050 m elevation; presumably in adjacent Colombia and Brazil.


In the Leptodactylus pentadactylus group of Heyer, 1972, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 231: 1-8, and Heyer, 1979, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 301: 1-43. Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 22: 69, provided a brief account for the Iquitos region of northeastern Peru. Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 134-135, provided a brief account. Duellman, 2005, Cusco Amazonico: 289–290, provided an account (adult and larval morphology, description of the call, life history). 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 and larval morphology, identification, advertisement call, and range) on pp. 59–60. See brief account for the Manu region, Peru, by Villacampa-Ortega, Serrano-Rojas, and Whitworth, 2017, Amph. Manu Learning Cent.: 236–237.

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