Atelognathus nitoi (Barrio, 1973)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Batrachylidae > Genus: Atelognathus > Species: Atelognathus nitoi

Telmatobius nitoi Barrio, 1973, Physis, Buenos Aires, 32: 208. Holotype: CHINM 4621, by original designation; now in MACN. Type locality: "Río Challhuaco, cerro Blanco, Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina".

Atelognathus nitoiLynch, 1978, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 72: 1-57.

English Names

Rio Negro Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 70).


Known only from the vicinity of the type locality (Laguna Verde on Cerro Chalhuanco, Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina), 1300-1500 m elevation.


See account (as Telmatobius nitoi) by Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 243-244. 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: 295.

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