Odontophrynus cordobae Martino and Sinsch, 2002

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Odontophrynidae > Genus: Odontophrynus > Species: Odontophrynus cordobae

Odontophrynus cordobae Martino and Sinsch, 2002, J. Zool., London, 257: 78. Holotype: ZFMK 73460, by original designation, now housed in MLP according to Böhme, 2014, Mertensiella, 21: 103. Type locality: "in the stream 'El Sauce' which crosses the town Villa General Belgrano, department Calamuchita, province Cordoba, Argentina, 730 m altitude, 64° 32′ W, 31° 38′ S".

English Names

None noted.


Departments of Cordoba and Santiago del Estero in northern Argentina.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina

Endemic: Argentina


Diploid cryptic associate of tetraploid Odontophrynus americanus according to the original publication; only diploid populations of northern Argentina associated with this name in the original with other diploid populations of "Odontophrynus americanus" left without a name. Hyperoodon asper Philippi, 1902, and Ceratophrys argentina Philippi, 1902, currently residing in the synonymy of Odontophrynus americanus likely are senior synonyms of this species (DRF). Rosset, Baldo, Lanzone, and Basso, 2006, J. Herpetol., 40: 465-477, discussed the range and noted that an undescribed species found in Uruguay, eastern Paraguay, and southern Brazil was formerly confused with this species. Grenat, Salas, and Martino, 2009, Zootaxa, 2049: 67-68, documented that erythrocyte volume differs between this diploid species and the tetraploid Odontophrynus americanus. Grenat, Zavala Gallo, Salas, and Martino, 2009, Zootaxa, 2151: 66-68, reported on the larva. Pereyra, Martí, Lescano, Rosset, and Baldo, 2009, Amphibia-Reptilia, 30: 571-575, reported a natural hybrid with Odonophrynus occidentalis in central Argentina. Grenat, Valetti, and Martino, 2013, Amphibia-Reptilia, 34: 471–482, reported on intraspecific variation in advertisement call. Grenat, Salas, Pollo, Otero, Baraquet, Sinsch, and Martino, 2018, Amphibia-Reptilia, 39: 1–10, reported on natural hybrids with Odontophrynus americanus in hybrid zones. 

External links:

Please note: these links will take you to external websites not affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History. We are not responsible for their content.