Odontophrynus cultripes Reinhardt and Lütken, 1862

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

Odontophrynus cultripes Reinhardt and Lütken, 1862 "1861", Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., Ser. 2, 3: 159. Syntypes: ZMUC and [on exchange from ZMUC,] NHMW 16522 (Lagõa Santa), according to Häupl and Tiedemann, 1978, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 2: 26. Type localities: ""Tamburil, en Landeiendom ikke langt fra Lagoa Santa, og ved Taboleiro Grande, en lille Flaekke beliggende en 12 Mill N. V. for nysnaevnte By" = Tamburil, a ranch not far from Lagoa Santa, and at Taboleiro Grande, a small township lying about 12 miles north west of the same city ", Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Pyxicephalus cultripesCope, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 15: 51.

Odontophrynus cultripesMüller, 1880, Kat. Herpetol. Samml. Basler Mus.: 132. Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920, Rev. Mus. Paulista, São Paulo, 12: 304; Müller, 1934, Zool. Anz., 106: 172; Cochran, 1955 "1954", Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 206: 338.

Ceratophrys cultripesBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 226.

English Names

Rio Grande Escuerzo (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 82).


Minas Gerais to Goíás and Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil

Endemic: Brazil


See accounts by Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 305-307, and Cochran, 1955 "1954", Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 206: 338-339. Goias, Brazil, record provided by Bastos, Motta, Brandão, and Sebben, 1999, Herpetol. Rev., 30: 172. Canelas and Bertoluci, 2007, Iheringia, Zool., 97: 21-26, provided a record for the Serra do Caraça, southern end of the Serra do Espinhaço, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Caramaschi and Napoli, 2012, Zootaxa, 3155: 1-20, provided an account, redelimited the species, and placed it in their Odontophrynus cultripes group. Oliveira, Santos, Souza, Lima-Ribeiro, Vergilio, Zórtea, Silva, Melo, Guilherme, Vaz-Silva, and Morais, 2019, Herpetol. Notes, 12: 492, reported the species from southwestern Goíás, Brazil, and discussed natural history. Neves, Yves, Pereira Silva, Alves, Vasques, Coelho, and Silva, 2019, Herpetozoa, Wien, 32: 113–123, provided habitat information and records for western Minas Gerais, Brazil. Vaz-Silva, Maciel, Nomura, Morais, Guerra Batista, Santos, Andrade, Oliveira, Brandão, and Bastos, 2020, Guia Ident. Anf. Goiás e Dist. Fed. Brasil Central: 164–165, provided an account for Goiás, Brazil. Pezzuti, Leite, Rossa-Feres, and Garcia, 2021, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 22 (Special Issue): 1–109, described and discussed larval morphology and natural history. Santos, Feio, and Nomura, 2023, Biota Neotrop., 23 (3:e20231486): 1–43, characterized tadpole morphology as part of an identification key to the tadpoles of the Brazilian Cerrado.  

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