Oreobates berdemenos Pereyra, Cardozo, Baldo, and Baldo, 2014

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Strabomantidae > Subfamily: Pristimantinae > Genus: Oreobates > Species: Oreobates berdemenos

Oreobates berdemenos Pereyra, Cardozo, Baldo, and Baldo, 2014, Herpetologica, 70 213. Holotype: LGE 2530, by original designation. Type locality: "Abra Colorada (23° 40′ 28.7″ S, 64° 54′ 18.2″ W, datum = WGS84; 1667 m above sea level (asl), Departamento Ledesma, Jujuy, Argentina". 

English Names

None noted. 


Several localities in the eastern foothills of the Andes in the Jujuy and Salta, Argentina; possibly extending into Bolivia where populations are currently identified as Oreobates discoidalis. See comment. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina

Likely/Controversially Present: Bolivia

Endemic: Argentina


Suggested to be the sister taxon of Oreobates lundbergi in the original publication. Ferro, Taffarel, Cardozo, Grosso, Puig, Suárez, and Akmentins, 2016, Comp. Cytogenet., 10: 141–156, reported on chromosome morphology. Akmentins, Boullhesen, García, and Martínez, 2022, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 25: 28–33, reported on the advertisement call, and on the basis of call analysis transferred the records from Argentina of Oreobates discoidalis to this species and suggested that records of Oreobates discoidalis from Bolivia may also belong to this species. 

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