Leptodactylus troglodytes Lutz, 1926

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

Leptodactylus troglodytes Lutz, 1926, Mem. Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 19: 149. Holotype: A. Lutz coll. unnumbered; presumably now in AL-MNRJ 816, by museum records (J. Pombal, Jr, personal commun.). Type locality: "Pernambuco", Brazil.

Leptodactylus (Cavicola) troglodytesLutz, 1930, Mem. Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 23: 2, 22.

English Names

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


Northeastern Brazil south to Minas Gerais and northeastern Goiás.


In the Leptodactylus fuscus group of Heyer, 1978, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 29: 1-85. See Arzabe and Almeida, 1997, Amphibia-Reptilia, 18: 211–215, for life history notes. Nunes and Juncá, 2006, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 64: 151–157,  reported on the advertisement call. In the Leptodactylus fuscus 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. 49–50. Freitas, Abegg, Dias, and Moraes, 2018, Herpetol. Notes, 11: 59–72, provided a record from the Serra da Jibóia, Bahia, Brazil. Dubeux, Silva, Nascimento, Gonçalves, and Mott, 2019, Rev. Nordestina Zool., 12: 18–52, summarized the literature on larval morphology. See Dubeux, Nascimento, Lima, Magalhães, Silva, Gonçalves, Almeida, Correia, Garda, Mesquita, Rossa-Feres, and Mott, 2020, Biota Neotrop., 20 (2: e20180718): 1–24, for characterization and identification of larvae north of the Rio São Francisco in the Atlantic Forest of northeastern Brazil. Vaz-Silva, Maciel, Nomura, Morais, Guerra Batista, Santos, Andrade, Oliveira, Brandão, and Bastos, 2020, Guia Ident. Anf. Goiás e Dist. Fed. Brasil Central: 126–127, provided an account for Goiás and the D.F., Brazil. Thomé, Carstens, Rodrigues, Alexandrino, and Haddad, 2021, J. Biogeograph., 48: 1112-1123, reported on molecular phylogeography. 

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