Alsodes gargola Gallardo, 1970

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Alsodidae > Genus: Alsodes > Species: Alsodes gargola

Alsodes gargola Gallardo, 1970, Neotropica, 16: 78. Holotype: MACN 18704, by original designation. Type locality: "Argentina, Provincia de Río Negro, Cerro Catedral, Lago Tonchek, 1700 m s. n. m."

Eupsophus gargolusLynch, 1972, Bull. S. California Acad. Sci., 71: 7.

Alsodes gargola gargolaCei, 1976, Atti Soc. Ital. Sci. Nat. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Milano, 117: 161, by implication; Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 292.

English Names

Tonchek Spiny-chest Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 70).

Distribution

Volcanic tablelands of northwestern Argentinian Patagonia in the provinces of Chubut and Río Negro, in scattered localities; also reported from Futaleufú, Chile. 

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Comment

See Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 292-293, for subspecies accounts. See Úbeda, 2002, Herpetol. Rev., 33: 218, for discussion of range. Blotto, Nuñez, Basso, Úbeda, Wheeler, and Faivovich, 2013, Cladistics, 29: XXX, redelimited the species and removed Alsodes neuquensis from synonymy as a distinct species and (appendix S3, p. 5) noted that the record of nominal Alsodes australis from Futaleufú, Chile, is assignable to this species.

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