Telmatobius jelskii (Peters, 1873)

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

Pseudobatrachus jelskii Peters, 1873, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1873: 415. Syntypes: 2 specimens (adult and larva), reported as in the collection of Jelsk but not located by Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 46. Type locality: "Acancocha, [Departamento Junín,] (Peru)".

Telmatobius jelskiiBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 191.

Telmatobius walkeri Shreve, 1941, Proc. New England Zool. Club, 18: 79. Holotype: MCZ 24370, by original designation. Type locality: "Rapi, one hundred and eight kilometers east of Ayacucho, Department of Ayacucho, Peru". Synonymy by Vellard, 1955, Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Javier Prado, 4: 15.

Telmatobius jelskii walkeriVellard, 1955, Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Javier Prado, 4: 15.

Telmatobius jelskii bufo Vellard, 1955, Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Javier Prado, 4: 16. Syntypes: MNHNP and MUSM; MNHNP 1957. 858 designated lectotype by Lavilla, 1988, Alytes, 7: 10. The subsequent designation of a lectotype as MUSM 7646 (renumbered) by Morales, Carrillo, and Ortega, 1990, Publ. Mus. Hist. Nat. Univ. Nac. Mayor San Marcos, 33: 4, is invalid; see comments in Lavilla, 1997, Cuad. Herpetol., 11: 75-80. Type locality: "Región oriental de Ayacucho (2,800-3,200 m.)", Peru. Subspecies rejected by Sinsch, Salas, and Canales, 1995, Alytes, 13: 38.

Telmatobius jelskii longitarsis Vellard, 1955, Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Javier Prado, 4: 15. Syntypes: MUSM 336, 339, and 601 (numbers of individuals unknown); MUSM 7639 (renumbered) designated lectotype by Morales, Carrillo, and Ortega, 1990, Publ. Mus. Hist. Nat. Univ. Nac. Mayor San Marcos, 33: 4. Type locality: "Huancavelica,Puquio (hasta 4500 m. )", Peru. Subspecies rejected by Sinsch, Salas, and Canales, 1995, Alytes, 13: 38.

English Names

Acancocha Water Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 85).

Distribution

Central Andes of Peru from the Ayacucho region north to Junín region (departments of Ayacucho, Hunacavelica, and Junín), 2700-4500 m elevation

Comment

Vellard, 1955, Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Javier Prado, 4: 14-16, discussed the four subspecies. Subspecies rejected by Sinsch, Salas, and Canales, 1995, Alytes, 13: 38. See comments by Lehr, 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 53-54. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 623. In the Telmatobius marmoratus group of Barrionuevo, 2017, Cladistics, 33: 41–68.

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