Eupsophus migueli Formas, 1978

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

Eupsophus migueli Formas, 1978, Stud. Neotrop. Fauna Environ., 13: 2. Holotype: IZUA 1747-A, by original designation; destroyed by fire on 3 December 2007. Type locality: "Mehuín (60 km by road from Valdivia city), Coastal Range, Valdivia Province, Chile, 55 m elevation".

English Names

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


Restricted to a small region of Chile from the Lingue River inland to at least Colehual Bajo (Región de los Rios) north to El Socorro and Boroa Sur (Región de la Araucanía), Chile. 

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. Most recently revised by Correa-Quezada, Vásquez, Castro-Carrasco, Zúñiga-Reinoso, Ortiz, and Palma, 2017, PLoS One, 12(8: e0181026): 1–21, and Suárez-Villota, Quercia, Vera-Sovier, and Nuñez, 2018, PLoS One, 13(12: e0204968): 1–19.  See Lobos, Vidal-Maldonado, Correa-Quezada, Labra-Lillo, Díaz-Páez, Charrier, Rabanal, Díaz-Vidal, and Tala, 2013, Anf. Chile Conserv. 1–104, for photographs, comments on conservation status, and range (as Eupsophus altor and Eupsophus migueli). See Correa-Quezada and Durán, 2019, ZooKeys, 863: 107–152, for discussion of systematics and range. Cuevas and Sanhueza, 2020, ZooKeys, 929: 79–92, discussed the range (including a dot map) and natural history. 

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