Leptodactylus ventrimaculatus Boulenger, 1902

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

Leptodactylus ventrimaculatus Boulenger, 1902, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 9: 53. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.17.78-80 (3 specimens); BMNH 1947.2.17.78 designated lectotype by Heyer and Peters, 1971, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 84: 166. Type locality: "Bulún [Pulún], 160 feet", Esmeraldas Province, northwestern Ecuador.

English Names

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

Spotted-vented Thin-toed Frog (Freile, Coloma, Terán-Valdez, Acosta-López, Tapia, and Pazmiño-Otamendi, 2020, Anfibios de Junín: 66).

Distribution

Central Ecuador to northern Peru, west of the Andes, and in Colombia on the Pacific lowlands north to Antioquia (see comment).

Comment

In the Leptodactylus fuscus group of Heyer, 1978, Sci. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 29: 1-85. See Ruiz-Carranza, Ardila-Robayo, and Lynch, 1996, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 20: 407, for Colombian distribution. 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 morphology, identification, and range) on pp. 49, excluding Colombia, without explanation from the range. See Freile, Coloma, Terán-Valdez, Acosta-López, Tapia, and Pazmiño-Otamendi, 2020, Anfibios de Junín: 66–67, for brief account for Junín, Ecuador (identification, tadpole, habitat, range, and photograph). 

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