Telmatobius atacamensis Gallardo, 1962

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

Telmatobius atacamensis Gallardo, 1962, Neotropica, 8: 46. Holotype: MACN 2136, by original designation. Type locality: "San Antonio de los Cobres, Salta, Argentina".

English Names

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


Known only from the region of the type locality (San Antonio de los Cobres, Salta, Argentina) and Pueblo Nuevo, near the type locality, ca. 3800 m elevation.


See account by Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 252-255. Although likely extinct at the type locality Lavilla and Cei, 2001, Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 28: 113, reported an additional locality. Lavilla and Barrionuevo, 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 117, provided an account. 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: 411. In the Telmatobius marmoratus group of Barrionuevo, 2017, Cladistics, 33: 41–68.

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