Alsodes igneus Cuevas and Formas, 2005

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

Alsodes igneus Cuevas and Formas, 2005, Amphibia-Reptilia, 26: 40. Holotype: IZUA 3353, by original designation; destroyed by fire on 3 December 2007. Type locality: "at the border of Malleco Lake, Tolhuaca National Park (38° 12′ S, 71° 48′ W; 920 m altitude), 66 km north-eastern [sic] of Victoria City (by road), Malleco Province, Región de la Araucanía, western slopes of the Andes".

English Names

None noted.


Temperate Nothofagus forest on the western slopes of the Andes in the region of the type locality in southern Chile (Malleco Province, Región de la Araucanía).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Chile

Endemic: Chile


Karyotype, external adult and larval morphology, and life history detailed in the original publication. 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. See Charrier, 2019, Anf. Bosques Centro Sur y Patagonia de Chile: 102–104, for account (morphology, habitat, natural history) and polygon distribution map. 

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