Leptodactylus validus is reported for the first time for Colombia, corresponding to the tenth species of the L. melanonotus species group occurring in the country. In collections, all L. validus specimens were identified as L. colombiensis. Morphological, coloration, and ecological characters are provided to differentiate the two species in Colombia. Furthermore, the distribution of L. validus is expanded based on the examination of specimens in both collections and literature records. In addition, the advertisement call of L. validus from Colombia is compared with those reported for other continental and insular populations; the calls are slightly more similar to those of insular populations.
Copyright © 2018 Pensoft Publishers. This article first appeared in Zookeys (February 2018): 113-123. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.737.20442.
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Galvis, Andrés R. Acosta, and Rafael O. de Sá. “Leptodactylus Validus Garman, 1888 in Colombia: Its Distribution and Identification.” ZooKeys 737 (February 13, 2018): 113–23. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.737.20442.