Telmatobius arequipensis Vellard, 1955

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Telmatobiidae > Genus: Telmatobius > Species: Telmatobius arequipensis

Telmatobius arequipensis Vellard, 1955, Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Javier Prado, 4: 20. Syntypes: MNHSM 63, 153, 331, and 366 (now MNHNP 1957.861). MNHNP 1957.861 designated lectotype by Lavilla, 1988, Alytes, 7: 8. The subsequent lectotype designation of MUSM 3916 (renumbered) by Morales, Carrillo, and Ortega, 1990, Publ. Mus. Hist. Nat. Univ. Nac. Mayor San Marcos, 33: 3, is invalid (see comments in Lavilla, 1997, Cuad. Herpetol., 11: 75-80). Type locality: "Ríachuelo de Yura; praderas inundadas cerca del río Chili, riachuelos cerca de Arequipa. (2,400-2,600 m. )", Peru.

Telmatobius arequipensis arequipensisVellard, 1955, Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Javier Prado, 4: 20.

Telmatobius arequipensis natator Vellard, 1955, Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Javier Prado, 4: 20. Syntypes: MUSM 556 (number of individuals unknown); MUSM 3905 (renumbered) designated lectotype by Morales, Carrillo, and Ortega, 1990, Publ. Mus. Hist. Nat. Univ. Nac. Mayor San Marcos, 33: 3. Type locality: "Riachuelo de Characato, cerca de Arequipa (2,400 m. )", Peru.

English Names

Chili Water Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 84).

Distribution

Departments of Arequipa and Puno, Peru, 2000-4500 m elevation.

Comment

Vellard, 1955, Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Javier Prado, 4: 18-20, discussed variation in the two subspecies. See discussion by Lehr, 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 44. 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: 410. In the Telmatobius marmoratus group of Barrionuevo, 2017, Cladistics, 33: 41–68.

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