Telmatobius halli Noble, 1938

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

Telmatobius halli Noble, 1938, Am. Mus. Novit., 973: 1. Holotype: AMNH 44753, by original designation. Type locality: "Warm spring near Ollague, Chile, 10,000 ft. altitude".

Telmatobius halli halliCapurro-S., 1955, Invest. Zool. Chilen., 2: 150.

English Names

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


Knonw only from the type locality (near Ollague, El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile.


De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 58, and Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 69, thought this species possibly to occur in Bolivia. 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: 175-180, provided an account. Formas, Benavides, and Cuevas, 2003, Herpetologica, 59: 262-266, redescribed the holotype, rediagnosed the species and restricted the known distribution to the vicinity of the type locality. See discussion by Formas, Veloso, and Ortiz, 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 103-114. See Lobos, Vidal-Maldonado, Correa-Quezada, Labra-Lillo, Díaz-Páez, Charrier, Rabanal, Díaz, and Tala, 2013, Anf. Chile Conserv.: 1–104, for photograph, comments on conservation status, and range. 

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