Leptodactylus riveroi Heyer and Pyburn, 1983

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

Leptodactylus riveroi Heyer and Pyburn, 1983, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 96: 560. Holotype: USNM 232400, by original designation. Type locality: "Colombia; Vaupés, Timbó, 01° 06′ S, 70° 01′ W, elevation 170 m."

English Names

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


Lowland riverine areas in the upper Orinoco of Amazonas, Venezuela, adjacent eastern Colombia and the mid-Amazon basin in Pará and Amazonas, Brazil; expected in northeastern Peru. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela

Likely/Controversially Present: Peru


A morphological intermediate between the Leptodactylus melanonotus and Leptodactylus ocellatus groups according to the original publication; a general statement of relationship supported by Larson and de Sá, 1998, J. Morphol., 238: 287-305. Specimens allocated to Leptodactylus rhodomystax by Rivero, 1968, Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 28: 145-150, are of this species (EG). Gorzula and Señaris, 1999 "1998", Scient. Guaianae, 8: 64-65,commented on distribution. 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 and larval morphology, identification, advertisement call, and range) on p. 84. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 97, for comments on range and literature. For identification of larvae in central Amazonia, Brazil, see Hero, 1990, Amazoniana, 11: 201–262. Carvalho, Fouquet, Lyra, Giaretta, Costa-Campos, Rodrigues, Haddad, and Ron, 2022, Syst. Biodiversity, 20 (1: 2089269): 1–31, reported on the systematics, phylogenetics, and advertisement call. Schiesari, Rossa-Feres, Menin, and Hödl, 2022, Zootaxa, 5223: 95–96, detailed larval morphology and natural history.

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