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

None noted.


Known from the Gran Sabana of Venezuela and adjacent Lavrado in Roraima, Brazil.


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. 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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