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.


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.

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