Batrachyla nibaldoi Formas, 1997

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Batrachylidae > Genus: Batrachyla > Species: Batrachyla nibaldoi

Batrachyla nibaldoi Formas, 1997, Herpetologica, 53: 7. Holotype: IZUA 1620, by original designation; destroyed by fire on 3 December 2007. Type locality: "Puente Traihuanca (approximately 46° 25′ S, 72° 04′ W, 250 m altitude), 190 km S Coihaique (by road), General Carrera Province, Aisén Región (XI Región), eastern slopes of the Andes", Chile.

English Names

Nibaldo's Wood Frog (Díaz-Páez and Williams, 2001, Herpetol. Rev., 32: 189).


Known from temperate rainforest on eastern slope of the Andes in Chile in X Region (ca. 6 km north of Isla Chaulinec) and XI Region (Puente Traihuanca, Laguna San Rafael National Park, and Las Guaitecas National Reserve), Chile.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Chile

Endemic: Chile


Most similar to Batrachyla taeniata according to the original publication. Díaz-Páez and Carreño, 2002, Herpetol. Rev., 33: 218, commented on the range. Pincheira-Donoso and Díaz-Páez, 2003, Herpetol. Rev., 34: 256, outlined the range. Rabanal, 2010, Check List, 6: 287-288, provided a spot-map of the species and discussed the range, as well as noting that the population from Alao Island might actually represent Batrachyla taeniata. See Lobos, Vidal-Maldonado, Correa-Quezada, Labra-Lillo, Díaz-Páez, Charrier, Rabanal, Díaz-Vidal, and Tala, 2013, Anf. Chile Conserv. 1–104, for photograph, comments on conservation status, and range. See Charrier, 2019, Anf. Bosques Centro Sur y Patagonia de Chile: 150–153, for account (morphology, habitat, natural history) and polygon distribution map. 

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