Alsodes vittatus (Philippi, 1902)

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

Cystignathus vittatus Philippi, 1902, Supl. Batr. Chil. Descr. Hist. Fis. Polit. Chile: 103. Syntypes: MNHNC (3 specimens), according to the original publication. Type locality: "de la hacienda de San Ignacio de Pemehue", Chile.

Leptodactylus vittatusNieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 493.

Eupsophus vittatusDonoso-Barros, 1976, Arch. Biol. Med. Experim., Univ. Chile, 10: 50.

Alsodes vittatusFormas, 1989, Bol. Soc. Biol. Concepción, 60: 123–127.

English Names

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


Known definitely only from San Ignacio de Pemehue, Provincia Malleco, Chile.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Chile

Endemic: Chile


 Formas and Vera, 1980, J. Herpetol., 14: 11–14, reported (as Eupsophus vittatus) on advertisement call, larval morphology, and reproductive behavior and ecology. Transferred to Alsodes by Formas, 1989, Bol. Soc. Biol. Concepción, 60: 123-127, who distinguished it from Eupsophus vertebralis. 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.

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