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Leptodactylus albilabris.jpg
Leptodactylus albilabris
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Leptodactylidae
Subfamily: Leptodactylinae
Genus: Leptodactylus
Fitzinger, 1826

Many—see text

Leptodactylus is a genus of leptodactylid frogs.[1] It includes the species commonly called ditch frogs or white-lipped frogs.[2] It is very similar to Physalaemus, a close relative, and indeed the recently described Leptodactylus lauramiriamae is in some aspects intermediate between them.[3] The name means ‘slender finger’, from lepto- (‘thin, delicate’) and the Greek dactylos (δάκτυλος, ‘finger, toe’).[4]


Smoky Jungle Frog, Leptodactylus pentadactylus

There are about 75 species in this genus:[1]

Incertae sedis[edit]


  1. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2013). "Leptodactylus Fitzinger, 1826". Amphibian Species of the World 5.6, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Leptodactylus fragilis". AmphibiaWeb. Retrieved 2012-06-08. 
  3. ^ Heyer & Crombie (2005)
  4. ^ Dodd, C. Kenneth (2013). Frogs of the United States and Canada. 1. The Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 20. ISBN 978-1-4214-0633-6. 


  • Heyer, W. Ronald & Crombie, Ronald I. (2005): Leptodactylus lauramiriamae, a distinctive new species of frog (Amphibia: Anura: Leptodactylidae) from Rondônia, Brazil. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 118(3): 590–595. DOI: 10.2988/0006-324X(2005)118[590:LLADNS]2.0.CO;2 HTML abstract

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