Atelognathus Lynch, 1978

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Batrachylidae > Genus: Atelognathus
5 species

Atelognathus Lynch, 1978, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 72: 15. Type species: Batrachophrynus patagonicus Gallardo, 1962, by original designation.

English Names

Patagonia Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 70).


Patagonia (extreme southern Argentina and Chile).


See Cei, 1984, Herpetologica, 40: 47-51, for comments on identification. See comment under Batrachyla. Ferraro, Blotto, Baldo, Barrasso, Barrionuevo, Basso, Cardozo, Cotichelli, Faivovich, Pereyra, and Lavilla, 2018, in Vaira, Akmentins, and Lavilla (eds.), Cuad. Herpetol., 32 (Supl. 1): 17–19, noted that the taxonomic status of the species and subspecies in Argentina remained problematic. Baldo, Bunge, Barrasso, Boeris, Ferro, Cotichelli, Úbeda, and Basso, 2020, Herpetologica, 76: 257–266, reported on the cytogenetics of all five species, noting errors in the literature. 

Contained taxa (5 sp.):

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