Adenomera diptyx 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Leptodactylidae

Scientific Name: Adenomera diptyx (Boettger, 1885)
Leptodactylus diptyx Boettger, 1885
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: This species was removed from the synonymy of Leptodactylus hylaedactylus by De la Riva (1995).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Lucy Aquino, Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Esteban Lavilla, Jorge Céspedez
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found in the Lower Chaco and oriental region of Paraguay; eastern lowlands of Santa Cruz (Bolivia); northern Argentina (Chaco, Formosa, Corrientes, Entre Rios, and Misiones Provinces). Its altitudinal range is from 50-900m asl. Argentinian populations were assigned to this species by De La Riva (1996).
Countries occurrence:
Argentina; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Paraguay
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Population [top]

Population:It is a very common species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It can be found in open areas, breeding close to flooded grassland and temporary ponds. It adapts well to anthropogenic disturbance (and even found in gardens).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas. This taxon needs taxonomic revision.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.6. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland
2. Savanna -> 2.2. Savanna - Moist
3. Shrubland -> 3.6. Shrubland - Subtropical/Tropical Moist
4. Grassland -> 4.6. Grassland - Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded
5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.8. Wetlands (inland) - Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha)
14. Artificial/Terrestrial -> 14.4. Artificial/Terrestrial - Rural Gardens
14. Artificial/Terrestrial -> 14.5. Artificial/Terrestrial - Urban Areas
15. Artificial/Aquatic & Marine -> 15.8. Artificial/Aquatic - Seasonally Flooded Agricultural Land

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Conservation sites identified:Yes, over entire range
  Occur in at least one PA:Yes
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
1. Research -> 1.1. Taxonomy
1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
3. Monitoring -> 3.1. Population trends

Bibliography [top]

Alvarez, B.B., Aguirre, R.H., Cespedez, J.A., Hernando, A.B. and Tedesco, M.E. 2002. Atlas de Anfibios y reptiles de Corrientes, Chaco y Formosa (Argentina). Editorial de la Universidad Nacional del Nordeste, Corrientes, Argentina.

Aquino, A.L., Scott, N.J. and Motte, M. 1996. Lista de anfibios y reptiles del Museo de Historia Natural del Paraguay (Marzo, 1980-Septiembre, 1995). In: Romero, O.R. (ed.), Coleccion de Flora y Fauna del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural del Paraguay, pp. 331-400. Museo Nacional de Historia Natural del Paraguay, Asuncion.

De la Riva, I. 1995. A new reproductive mode for the genus Adenomera (Amphibia: Anura: Leptodactylidae): taxonomic implications for certain Bolivian and Paraguayan populations. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment: 15-29.

De la Riva, I. 1996. The specific name of Adenomera (Anura: Leptodactylidae) in the Paraguay River Basin. Journal of Herpetology: 556-558.

De la Riva, I., Köhler, J., Lötters, S. and Reichle, S. 2000. Ten years of research on Bolivian amphibians: updated checklist, distribution, taxonomic problems, literature and iconography. Revista Espanola de Herpetologia: 19-164.

IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: (Accessed: 23 November 2004).

Lavilla, E.O., Barrionuevo, S. and Baldo, D. 2002. Los anfibios insuficientamente conocidos de la Republica Argentina. Una reevaluacion. Cuadernos de Herpetología: 99-118.

Lavilla, E.O., Ponssa, M.L., Baldo, D., Basso, N., Bosso, A., Cespedez, J., Chebez, J.C., Faivovich, J., Ferrari, L., Lajmanovich, R., Langone, J.A., Peltzer, P., Úbeda, C., Vaira, M. and Vera Candioti, F. 2000. Categorización de los Anfibios de Argentina. Categorización de los Anfibios y Reptiles de la República Argentina: 11-34.

Citation: Lucy Aquino, Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Esteban Lavilla, Jorge Céspedez. 2004. Adenomera diptyx. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56307A11454254. . Downloaded on 23 June 2018.
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