Alsodes tumultuosus Veloso, Iturra-Constant, and Galleguillos-G., 1979

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

Alsodes tumultuosus Veloso, Iturra-Constant, and Galleguillos-G., 1979 "1978", Physis, Buenos Aires, 38: 95. Holotype: DBCUCH 143, by original designation. Type locality: "La Parva 2.600 m. Santiago de Chile (Lat. 33° 31′ S, Long. 70° 20′ W)", Chile.

English Names

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


Known only from La Parva, Lagunillas, Potrero Grande, and Reserva Nacional Río Los Cipreses, Región Metropolitana, Santiago de Chile, Chile, 1500 to 3000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Chile

Endemic: Chile


In the Alsodes monticola group of Formas and Vera, 1983, Copeia, 1983: 1104–1107. Vocalizations discussed by Penna, Contreras, and Veloso, 1983, Canad. J. Zool., 61: 2369–2376. Diaz and Valencia, 1985, Copeia, 1985: 175–181, characterized larval morphology. 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: 294. 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. Mora, Horta–Pizarro, Soffia, Charrier, Palma, and Correa-Quezada, 2015, Bol. Chil. Herpetol., 2: 8–11, provided information on range and habitat. See Charrier, 2019, Anf. Bosques Centro Sur y Patagonia de Chile: 122–125, for account (morphology, habitat, natural history) and polygon distribution map. 

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