Atelognathus patagonicus (Gallardo, 1962)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Batrachylidae > Genus: Atelognathus > Species: Atelognathus patagonicus

Batrachophrynus patagonicus Gallardo, 1962, Neotropica, 8: 54. Holotype: MACN 2766, by original designation. Type locality: "Laguna Blanca, Zapala, Neuquén, Argentina".

Telmatobius patagonicusCei and Roig, 1968, Physis, Buenos Aires, 27: 270.

Atelognathus patagonicusLynch, 1978, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 72: 1-57.

English Names

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


Scattered lagoons in the volcanic tablelands of Neuquén Province, northwestern Argentina, 1265-1410 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina

Endemic: Argentina


See account (as Telmatobius patagonicus) by Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 234-239. Fox, Yoshioka, Cuello, and Úbeda, 2005, Copeia, 2005: 921-929, detailed the range. 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: 295. Cuello, Úbeda, and Bello, 2008, Phyllomedusa, 7: 35-44, reported on intrapopulational morphological polymorphism. Martinazzo, Basso, and Úbeda, 2011, Zootaxa, 3129: 62-68, reported on larval polymorphism.

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