Leptodactylus turimiquensis Heyer, 2005

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

Leptodactylus turimiquensis Heyer, 2005, Arq. Zool., São Paulo, 37: 333. Holotype: AMNH 70667, by original designation. Type locality: "Caripito, Monagas, Venezuela, 100 m, 10° 08′ N, 63° 06′ W".

English Names

Calf Frog (Heyer, 2005, Arq. Zool., São Paulo, 37: 333).


Endemic from northeastern Venezuela, from Macizo de Turimiquire (Anzoátegui, Monagas and Sucre States) to Península de Paria, Venezuela.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


In the Leptodactylus pentadactylus group, confused with Leptodactylus pentadactylus prior to its naming, according to the original publication. In the Leptodactylus pentadactylus 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 morphology, identification, advertisement call, and range) on p. 63. 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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