Eupsophus emiliopugini Formas, 1989

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

Eupsophus emiliopugini Formas, 1989, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 102: 568. Holotype: IZUA 1587, by original designation; destroyed by fire on 3 December 2007. Type locality: "La Picada, 23 km NE (by road) of Ensenada..., Osorno Province, Andean Range, 41°04′ S, 72°26′ W, 480 m.", Chile.

English Names

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


Known from the Región Lagos south through to the Región de Aysén (Puerto Yates, Isla Riveros, and including the islands of Chiloé, Kent, and Clemente), southern Chile, and Lago Puelo National Park, Chubut, Argentina.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina, Chile


In the Eupsophus vertebralis group of Formas and Brieva, 1994, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 107: 391-397. Argentina record from Úbeda, Ramilo, Chehebar, and Vidoz, 1999, Herpetol. Rev., 30: 230. Díaz-Páez and Nuñez, 2002, Herpetol. Rev., 33: 220, provided additional records for Chile. Vera Candioti, Nuñez, and Úbeda, 2010, Acta Zool., Stockholm, 92: 27–45, described development, morphology, and anatomy of the tadpoles. Correa-Quezada and Durán, 2019, ZooKeys, 863: 107–152, discussed the species and noted that its mtDNA phylogeny is not exclusive with respect to Eupsophus vertebralisSuárez-Villota, Quercia, and Nuñez, 2018, J. Genomics, 6: 98–102, reported on the mitochondrial genome. See Correa-Quezada and Durán, 2019, ZooKeys, 863: 107–152, for discussion of systematics and range. Raimilla and de la Harpe, 2019, Bol. Chil. Herpetol., 6: 59–63, reported localities on Clemente Island, National Reserve Las Guaitecas in the Aysen region, Chile. Quercia, Suárez-Villota, Foresti, and Nuñez, 2020, Comp. Cytogenet., 14: 61–74, discussed the comparative cytogenetics of this species and Eupsophus vertebralis

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