Alsodes verrucosus (Philippi, 1902)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Alsodidae > Genus: Alsodes > Species: 2001

Borborocoetus verrucosus Philippi, 1902, Supl. Batr. Chil. Descr. Hist. Fis. Polit. Chile: 83. Type(s): MNHNC according to the original publication. Type locality: "in Andibus Provinciae Cautin", Chile.

Borborocoetus andinus Philippi, 1902, Supl. Batr. Chil. Descr. Hist. Fis. Polit. Chile: 82. Syntypes: MNHNC (2 specimens) according to the original publication. Type locality: "en las cordilleras de la provincia de Cautin", Chile. Synonymy by Cei, 1958, Invest. Zool. Chilen., 4: 275.

Borborocoetes verrucosusPhilippi, 1902, Supl. Batr. Chil. Descr. Hist. Fis. Polit. Chile: 157.

Eupsophus verrucosusCei, 1956, Invest. Zool. Chilen., 3: 55. Secondary homonym of Eupsophus verrucosus Miranda-Ribeiro, 1937 (= Eleutherodactylus verrucosus).

Alsodes verrucosusCei, 1976, Atti Soc. Ital. Sci. Nat. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Milano, 117: 161; Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 298.

English Names

Olive Spiny-chest Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 70).

Distribution

Andean Chile (Provincia de Cautín [Región de La Araucanía] to Puyehue and Cayutué (Región de Los Lagos); to the northern lakes of Neuquén Province to the slopes of Cerro Tronador, Río Negro Province, Argentina, although this requires confirmation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina, Chile

Comment

In the Alsodes monticola group of Formas and Vera, 1983, Copeia, 1983: 1104–1107. Redescribed by Diaz and Nuñez, 1988, Bol. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat., Santiago, 41: 87–94. See account by Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 298–300. See also comments by Lavilla and Cei, 2001, Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 28: 100, commented on the imperfect knowledge of this species in Argentina, effectively stating that confirmation is required. Brieva and Formas, 2004, Amphibia-Reptilia, 25: 151–164, reported on larval morphology. See Lobos, Vidal-Maldonado, Correa-Quezada, Labra-Lillo, Díaz-Páez, Charrier, Rabanal, Díaz-Vidal, and Tala, 2013, Anf. Chile Conserv. 1–104, for photograph, comments on conservation status, and range in Chile. Mella-Romero and Lamilla-Maulén, 2019, Check List, 15: 811–814, provided the southernmost record in Chile at Cayutué, Los Lagos Region. See Charrier, 2019, Anf. Bosques Centro Sur y Patagonia de Chile: 134–137, for account (morphology, habitat, natural history) and polygon distribution map for Chile.

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