Eupsophus contulmoensis Ortiz, Ibarra-Vidal, and Formas, 1989

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

Eupsophus contulmoensis Ortiz, Ibarra-Vidal, and Formas, 1989, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 102: 1031. Holotype: MZUC 17141, by original designation. Type locality: "Contulmo, Malleco Province, Nahuelbuta Range, alt. 700 m, 15 km W (by road) of Purén, Chile".

English Names

Contulmo Ground Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 80).


Western slopes of the Nahuelbuta Range, Chile, between the south of the Biobío River (~37° 10′ S) and the latitude of the town of Tirúa (ca. 38° 20′ S).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Chile

Endemic: Chile


In the Eupsophus roseus group of Formas and Brieva, 1994, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 107: 391-397. 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: 393. Removed from the synonymy of Eupsophus roseus by Suárez-Villota, Quercia, Vera-Sovier, and Nuñez, 2018, PLoS One, 13(12: e0204968): 1–19, where 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. See Charrier, 2019, Anf. Bosques Centro Sur y Patagonia de Chile: 174–177, for account (morphology, habitat, natural history) and polygon distribution map. 

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