Telmatobius pefauri Veloso and Trueb, 1976

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

Telmatobius pefauri Veloso and Trueb, 1976, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 62: 2. Holotype: KU 159836, by original designation. Type locality: "Murmuntani, 3200 m, Departamento de Arico, Provincia de Tarapacá, Chile".

Telmatobius zapahuirensis 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: 170. Holotype: DBCUCH 0629, by original designation. Type locality: "en el Quebrada de Zapahuira, 30 km al Norte de Murmuntani, 3.270 m snm", Chile. Synonymy by Fibla, Sáez, Salinas, Araya, Sallaberry-Ayerza, and Méndez-Torres, 2017, Zootaxa, 4250: 301. 

English Names

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

Zapahuira Water Frog (Telmatobius zapahuirensis [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 85).

Distribution

Known from five localities (Belén, Copaquilla, Lupica, Murmuntani, Saxamar and Socoroma), in Tarapaca and Parinacota provinces, northern Chile, on the western slope of the Andes. 

Comment

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: 164-169, provided an account. See discussion by Formas, Veloso, and Ortiz, 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 103-114. 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: 416. and (as Telmatobius zapahuirensis) on p. 420. Fibla, Sáez, Salinas, Araya, Sallaberry-Ayerza, and Méndez-Torres, 2017, Zootaxa, 4250: 301–314, provided a detailed study of morphology and molecular phylogenetics. 

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