Pleurodema somuncurense (Cei, 1969)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Leptodactylidae > Subfamily: Leiuperinae > Genus: Pleurodema > Species: Pleurodema somuncurense

Telmatobius somuncurensis Cei, 1969, J. Herpetol., 3: 14. Holotype: IBAUNC 1982/1, by original designation. Type locality: "El Rincon stream, 60 km SSW from Valcheta, Río Negro, Argentina, on the basaltic slopes of Somuncura plateau (700 m)".

Somuncuria somuncurensisLynch, 1978, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 72: 16.

Pleurodema somuncurensis — Faivovich, Basso, Haddad, Rodrigues, Wheeler, Lavilla, and Ferraro, 2012, Cladistics, 28: 467.

English Names

El Rincon Stream Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 84).

Distribution

Known only from the type locality on the Somuncura Plateau, Rio Negro Province, Argentina, 500-700 m elevation.

Comment

Type locality (the only known range) has been destroyed by goats and cattle (pers. comm., R. Etheridge to DRF). Reviewed (as Telmatobius somuncurensis) by Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 248-252. 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: 409.

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