Alsodes montanus (Lataste, 1902)

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

Telmatobius montanus Lataste In Philippi, 1902, Supl. Batr. Chil. Descr. Hist. Fis. Polit. Chile: 47. Syntypes: MNHNC (five specimens) according to the original publication, of which one was exchange to FMNH as FMNH 9979 (according to Schmidt, 1928, Rev. Chilena Hist. Nat., 32: 102); FMNH 9979 designated lectotype by Cei and Roig, 1965, Copeia, 1965: 421. Type locality: "Habitat in lacu quodam Andium altiorum provinciae Santiago", Chile; corrected to vicinity of Potrero Grande, Province of Aconcagua, Chile, by Müller, 1938, Zool. Anz., 121: 314.

Alsodes montanusGallardo, 1970, Neotropica, 16: 83. Formas, 1978, Stud. Neotrop. Fauna Environ., 13: 1; Veloso, Sallaberry-Ayerza, Navarro, Iturra-Constant, Valencia, Penna, and Diaz, 1982, in Veloso and Bustos (eds.), El Ambiente Nat. y Los Pobl. Humanas de los Andes: 204; Wiens, 1993, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 162: 41, 42.

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

Telmalsodes montanusDiaz, 1989, Stud. Neotrop. Fauna Environ., 24: 25-33.

English Names

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

Distribution

Elevations above 2000 m in the Andean region between 30° 30′ and 36° 00′ S, in central Chile near the Argentina frontier.

Comment

Transferred to Alsodes from Telmatobius by Veloso, Sallaberry-Ayerza, Navarro, Iturra-Constant, Valencia, Penna, and Diaz, 1982, in Veloso and Bustos (eds.), El Ambiente Nat. y Los Pobl. Humanas de los Andes: 204. This transferral supported by larval data supplied by Diaz and Valencia, 1985, Copeia, 1985: 175, on the basis of larval morphology. Cei, 1962, Batr. Chile: 61-62, discussed the species as Telmatobius montanus. Veloso, Sallaberry-Ayerza, Navarro, Iturra-Constant, Valencia, Penna, and Diaz, 1982, in Veloso and Bustos (eds.), El Ambiente Nat. y Los Pobl. Humanas de los Andes: 181-192, provided an account (as Telmatobius montanus). Correa-Quezada, Sallaberry-Ayerza, Iturra-Constant, Collado, and Méndez-Torres, 2008, Check List, 4: 467-471, discussed the range and provided specific localities in Chile. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 294.

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