Eupsophus altor Nuñez, Rabanal, and Formas, 2012

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Alsodidae > Genus: Eupsophus > Species: Eupsophus altor

Eupsophus altor Nuñez, Rabanal, and Formas, 2012, Zootaxa, 3305: 58. Holotype: IZUA 3607, by original designation. Type locality: "Cerro Oncol (39° 41′ S; 73° 19′ W, 650 m a.s.l.), Coastal range, Valdivia Province, 40 km W (by road) of Valdivia city, Chile".

English Names

Oncol's Ground Frog (original publication).


Western slope of the Coastal range, between Mehuín and Los Molinos, Región de Los Ríos, Valdivia Province, Chile.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Chile

Endemic: Chile


The sister taxon of Eupsophus migueli, but confused with Eupsophus roseus prior to its naming according to 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. Removed from the synonymy of Eupsophus migueli by Suárez-Villota, Quercia, Vera-Sovier, and Nuñez, 2018, PLoS One, 13(12: e0204968): 1–19, were it had been placed by Correa-Quezada, Vásquez, Castro-Carrasco, Zúñiga-Reinoso, Ortiz, and Palma, 2017, PLoS One, 12(8: e0181026): 13. See Correa-Quezada and Durán, 2019, ZooKeys, 863: 107–152, for discussion of systematics and range. 

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