Telmatobufo venustus (Philippi, 1899)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Calyptocephalellidae > Genus: Telmatobufo > Species: Telmatobufo venustus

Bufo venustus Philippi, 1899, An. Univ. Chile, 104: 723. Holotype: MNHNC; by implication in original; IZUC 205051 according to Formas and Veloso, 1982, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 95: 688-693. Type locality: "Andibus provinciae Cautin et Chillan in altitudine 3-4000 ped. supra mare"; given as Cordillera de Chillán, Chillán Province, Chile, app. 1200 m by Formas and Veloso, 1982, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 95: 688-693.

Telmatobufo venustusFormas and Veloso, 1982, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 95: 688.

English Names

Chile Mountains False Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 85).

Distribution

Western slopes of the Chilean Andes in Talcao, Chillan, and Bio Bio Provinces, Chile, 1500-1700 m elevation.

Comment

Redescribed by Formas and Veloso, 1982, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 95: 688-693. Formas, Nuñez, and Brieva, 2001, Rev. Chilena Hist. Nat., 74: 365-387, provided a facsimile of the original plate of the type. 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: 420.

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