Telmatobius brevirostris Vellard, 1955

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

Telmatobius brevirostris brevirostris Vellard, 1955, Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Javier Prado, 4: 22. Syntypes: MUSM 424 (number of individuals unknown); MUSM 7676 (renumbered) designated lectotype by Morales, Carrillo, and Ortega, 1990, Publ. Mus. Hist. Nat. Univ. Nac. Mayor San Marcos, 33: 3. Type locality: "Chasqui, provincia de Ambo (2000 m. )".

Telmatobius brevirostris parvulus Vellard, 1955, Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Javier Prado, 4: 23. Types: MUSM 493 (number of individuals unknown); MUSM 7666 (renumbered) designated lectotype by Morales, Carrillo, and Ortega, 1990, Publ. Mus. Hist. Nat. Univ. Nac. Mayor San Marcos, 33: 3. Type locality: "Riachuelo pedregoso, cerca de Caina (Huánuco) 3,600 m. ", Peru. Subspecies rejected by Sinsch, Salas, and Canales, 1995, Alytes, 13: 38.

English Names

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

Distribution

Upper Huallaga River and its tributarias, Provincia Huanúco, Peru, 2000-3600 m elevation.

Comment

Vellard, 1955, Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Javier Prado, 4: 20-23, discussed variation in the three subspecies. Subspecies were rejected by Sinsch, Salas, and Canales, 1995, Alytes, 13: 38, but Lehr, 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 46-49, subsequently recognized Telmatobius brevirostris punctatus as Telmatobius punctatus. 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.

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