Telmatobius peruvianus Wiegmann, 1834

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

Telmatobius peruvianus Wiegmann, 1834, in Meyen (ed.), Reise in die Erde K. Preuss. Seehandl., 3(Zool.): 512. Subsequently published by Wiegmann, 1834, Nova Acta Phys. Med. Acad. Caesar Leopold Carol., Halle, 17: 262. Type(s): Not stated, although presumably originally in ZMB. Type locality: "Peru"; restricted to Cordillera de Guatilla [Chile], near Palca, two days' journey east of Tacna [Peru] by Schmidt, 1928, Rev. Chilena Hist. Nat., 32: 98-105.

English Names

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

Distribution

Northern Chile (Putre, Parinacota Province) and adjacent southeastern Peru (Moquegua and Tacna departments), ca. 3300 m elevation.

Comment

The name Telmatobius peruvianus was published twice: first in 1834 (Wiegmann, 1834, in Meyen (ed.), Reise in die Erde K. Preuss. Seehandl., 3(Zool.)), and then in early 1835 (Wiegmann, 1834, Nova Acta Phys. Med. Acad. Caesar Leopold Carol., Halle, 17: 185-268). For additional discussion see Lavilla, 1997, Cuad. Herpetol., 11: 75-80, Anonymous, 1910, Cat. Books Mss Maps Brit. Mus., Vol. 3, and Bauer and Adler, 2001, Arch. Nat. Hist., London, 28: 313-326. See accounts by Vellard, 1954, Trav. Inst. Franç. Études Andines, 4: 1-57, Cei, 1962, Batr. Chile: 56-58, and 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: 149-155. 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: 417. In the Telmatobius marmoratus group of Barrionuevo, 2017, Cladistics, 33: 41–68.

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