Eupsophus nahuelbutensis Ortiz and Ibarra-Vidal, 1992

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

Eupsophus nahuelbutensis Ortiz and Ibarra-Vidal, 1992, Acta Zool. Lilloana, 41: 75. Holotype: MZUC 16822, by original designation. Type locality: "el sector de Pichinahuel, Cordillera de Nahuelbuta, en el interior del Parque Nacional Nahuelbuta, Provincia de Malleco, Chile, 1200 m."

Eleutherodactylus nahuelbutensisGlaw, Köhler, Lötters, and Vences, 1998, Elaphe, 6: xv. Lapsus.

English Names

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


Nahuelbuta Range, Arauco Province, Chile, 100–850 m elevation, from Ramadillas south to Nahuelbuta National Park. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Chile

Endemic: Chile


In the Eupsophus roseus group. 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. Nuñez and Úbeda, 2009, Zootaxa, 2126: 58–68, reported on larval morphology. Removed from the synonym of Eupsophus roseus by Suárez-Villota, Quercia, Vera-Sovier, and Nuñez, 2018, PLoS One, 13(12: e0204968): 1–21, where it had been placed by Correa-Quezada, Vásquez, Castro-Carrasco, Zúñiga-Reinoso, Ortiz, and Palma, 2017, PLoS One, 12(8: e0181026): 13: 1–19. 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: 190–193, for account (morphology, habitat, natural history) and polygon distribution map.  

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