Alsodes vanzolinii (Donoso-Barros, 1974)

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

Eupsophus vanzolinii Donoso-Barros, 1974, Bol. Soc. Biol. Concepción, 48: 226. Holotype: IZUC 4938, by original designation. Type locality: "Macho Ramadilla, Provincia de Arauco", Chile.

Alsodes vanzoliniiFormas, 1981, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 93: 920.

English Names

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


Western slopes of the Nahuelbuta Range, Bio Bio Region, and Tregualemu, extreme southwestern Maule Region, Chile. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Chile

Endemic: Chile


In the Alsodes monticola group of Formas and Vera, 1983, Copeia, 1983: 1104-1107. Brieva and Formas, 2004, Amphibia-Reptilia, 25: 151–164, reported on 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. Puente-Torres, Barceló, and Simonetti, 2017, Check List, 13(6): 813–816, reported the species in Tregualema, Maule Region, Chile, in pine plantations. 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.  Flores Flores, 2018, Biodiversity Nat. Hist., Concepción, Chile, 4: 1–7, provided new geographic records and a dot map for the species. 

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