Leptodactylus watu Alves da Silva, Magalhães, Thomassen, Leite, Garda, Brandão, Haddad, Giaretta, and Carvalho, 2020

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

Leptodactylus watu Alves da Silva, Magalhães, Thomassen, Leite, Garda, Brandão, Haddad, Giaretta, and Carvalho, 2020, Zootaxa, 4779: 167. Holotype:UFMG 21332, by original designation. Type locality: "Parque Estadual do Rio Doce (19.753922°S, 42.633047°W, approximately 280 m a.s.l.), in Marliéria, Minas Gerais State, southeastern Brazil". http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:5D79A081-C50C-463A-8101-04351E87AD23

English Names

None noted. 

Distribution

Known from two localities in a region characterized by lowland interior Atlantic forests associated with the upper-middle Doce River drainage, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais: (1) the type locality, at Parque Estadual do Rio Doce, and (2) Santa Bárbara do Leste, approximately 70 km southeast from the type locality.

Comment

In the Leptodactylus mystaceus complex, Leptodactylus fuscus group, formerly confused with Leptodactylus spixii, according to the original publication. 

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