Leptodactylus silvanimbus McCranie, Wilson, and Porras, 1980

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

Leptodactylus silvanimbus McCranie, Wilson, and Porras, 1980, J. Herpetol., 14: 361. Holotype: USNM 212046, by original designation. Type locality: "Belén Gualcho, Cordillera de Celaque, Depto. Ocotepeque, Depto. Ocotepeque, Honduras, elevation 1700–1900 m (14° 29′ N, 88° 47′ W)".

English Names

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


Moderate elevations (1470–2000 m) along the continental divide of the mountain ranges Celaque and Merendón in the Departamento Ocotepeque, Honduras.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Honduras

Endemic: Honduras


In the Leptodactylus pentadactylus group according to the original publication; subsequently transferred to the Leptodactylus melanonotus group by McCranie, Wilson, and Williams, 1986, J. Herpetol., 20: 560–562. Heyer, de Sá, McCranie, and Wilson, 1996, Herpetol. Nat. Hist., 4: 169–174, described the advertisement call, discussed relationships and natural history. See account by McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 455–458. Reviewed by Heyer, de Sá, and Muller, 2002, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 743: 1–3. Heyer, de Sá, and Muller, 2005, in Donnelly et al. (eds.), Ecol. Evol. Tropics: 81–101, discussed the phylogenetic relationships of this species. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 38, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 402. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 276–281, provided a brief summary of natural history and identification key for the species of Leptodactylus in Central America and provided a range map and photograph for this species. In the Leptodactylus latrans 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. 70.

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