Alsodes hugoi Cuevas and Formas, 2001

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

Alsodes hugoi Cuevas and Formas, 2001, Amphibia-Reptilia, 22: 189. Holotype: IZUA 3119, by original designation; destroyed by fire on 3 December 2007. Type locality: "Río Lircay, Altos de Vilches (35° 28′ S, 71° 11′ W, 900 m altitude), 66 km E of Talca (by road), Talca Province, Region del Maule, on the western slopes of the Andes", Chile.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Known from the type locality (Río Lircay, Altos de Vilches (35° 28′ S, 71° 11′ W, 900 m altitude), 66 km E of Talca (by road), Talca Province, Region del Maule, on the western slopes of the Andes, Chile) but south to Cajon Lagunitas (36° 08’ 37” S), although these populations require careful work to confirm species identification. See comment. 

 

Comment

In the Alsodes monticola group according to the original publication. Correa-Quezada, Zepeda, Lagos, Salinas, Palma, and Vásquez, 2018, Zoosyst. Evol., 94: 349–358, provided a number of new records, substantially increasing the estimate of the species' range, simultaneously suggesting that systematic work is needed to resolve the number of species involved, some of which are unnamed. 

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