Leptodactylus sabanensis Heyer, 1994

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

Leptodactylus sabanensis Heyer, 1994, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 546: 99. Holotype: KU 166559, by original designation. Type locality: "Venezuela; Bolívar; km 127, El Dorado—Santa Elena de Uairen [=Vairen] road, 1250 m, 6°00′N, 61°30′W".

English Names

Gran Sabana Thin-toed Frog (Señaris, Lampo, Rojas-Runjaic, and Barrio-Amorós, 2014, Guía Ilust. Anf. Parque Nac. Canaima: 218).


Known from the Gran Sabana of Venezuela (800 to 1250 m elevation) and adjacent Lavrado in Roraima, Brazil; possibly into adjacent southwestern Guyana.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil, Venezuela

Likely/Controversially Present: Guyana


In the Leptodactylus wagneri-Leptodactylus podicipinus complex, according to the original publication. Duellman, 1997, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 2: 26–27, commented on the southeastern Venezuela population and described the larva and natural history. Barrio-Amorós, 1999 "1998", Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 18: 44, commented on the range and previous misidentifications in Venezuela. 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. 84–85. Señaris, Lampo, Rojas-Runjaic, and Barrio-Amorós, 2014, Guía Ilust. Anf. Parque Nac. Canaima: 218–219, provided a photograph and a brief account for the Parque Nacional de Canaima, Venezuela. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 97, for comments on range and literature.

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