Telmatobufo bullocki Schmidt, 1952

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Calyptocephalellidae > Genus: Telmatobufo > Species: Telmatobufo bullocki

Telmatobufo bullocki Schmidt, 1952, Fieldiana, Zool., 34: 12. Holotype: FMNH 23842, by original designation. Type locality: "Cerros de Nahuelbuta, Province of Malleco, Chile". Given as "Cordillera de Nahuelbuta, Angol, Malleco: en las vegas de altura, a 1000 o 1200 mtrs., bajo piedras", by Cei, 1962, Batr. Chile: 53.

English Names

Bullock’s Mountains False Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 85).


Coastal Range, Nahuelbuta, Araucania Region, Chile, 800–1200 m elevation; an apparently allopatric population well north of the Bio Bio River barrier in the Los Queules National Reserve, Maule Region, Chile.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Chile

Endemic: Chile


This species was resurrected from the synonymy of Telmatobufo venustus by Formas and Veloso, 1982, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 95: 688-693, where it had been placed by Venegas S., 1975, Bol. Soc. Biol. Concepción, 49: 71. See account by Cei, 1962, Batr. Chile: 53–54. Formas, 1988, Herpetologica, 44: 458–460, reported on larval morphology. Escobar, Estades, Falcy, and Vukasovic, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 77, provided the record for Bio-Bio, Chile, and detailed the distribution. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 420. Donoso, Correa-Quezada, Henríquez, Lagos, and Méndez-Torres, 2010, Check List, 6: 298–300, provided a range extension and provided a discussion and spot-map of the range. Rabanal and Moreno-Puig, 2014, Check List, 10: 428–429, discussed the range and abundance of the species in southern Chile and provided new records. See Lobos, Vidal-Maldonado, Correa-Quezada, Labra-Lillo, Díaz-Páez, Charrier, Rabanal, Díaz-Vidal, and Tala, 2013, Anf. Chile Conserv.: 1–104, for comments on conservation status and range. See Charrier, 2019, Anf. Bosques Centro Sur y Patagonia de Chile: 254–257, for account (morphology, habitat, natural history) and polygon distribution map.

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