Insuetophrynus acarpicus Barrio, 1970

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhinodermatidae > Genus: Insuetophrynus > Species: Insuetophrynus acarpicus

Insuetophrynus acarpicus Barrio, 1970, Physis, Buenos Aires, 30: 334. Holotype: CHINM 3697, by original designation; now in MACN. Type locality: "Mehuin, prov. Valdivia, Chile".

English Names

Barrio's Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 81).


Temperate Chilean forest in the Valdivian region from Queule and Colequal Alto in the north south to Alerce Costero, 50 to 200 m elevation; also found about 40 km southwest of the city of Valdivia (39°50′ S, 073°10′ W) in Alerce Costero National Park, 700 m elevation, Chile.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Chile

Endemic: Chile


Diaz, Valencia, and Sallaberry-Ayerza, 1983, Copeia, 1983: 30–37, commented on life history, morphology, karyology, and molecular features. Diaz and Valencia, 1985, Copeia, 1985: 175–181, described larval morphology. Soto-M., Méndez-Torres, Torres-Pérez, and Ibarra-Vidal, 2002, Herpetol. Rev., 33: 317, provided new localities. Méndez-Torres, Torres-Pérez, Correa-Quezada, Soto-M., Nuñez, Veloso, and Armesto, 2006, Herpetol. J., 16: 93–96, reported on genetic divergence among populations. 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: 400. Rabanal and Nuñez, 2012, Check List, 8: 810–812, provided an extension into the Valdivian coastal range and commented on the range. Parada, Fenolio, Olivares, and Nuñez, 2017, Check List, 13(1: 2034): 1–4, provided a record from Llancahue ca. 10 km southeast of the city of Valdivia (39°50ʹ S, 073°10ʹ W), Los Ríos region, Chile. Silva, 2017, Check List, 13 (1: 2046): 1–5, provided a record from Alerce Costero National Park, 700 m elevation. 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: 210–213, for account (morphology, habitat, natural history) and polygon distribution map. Contreras Bravo, Bustos Véliz, and Rodriguez-Jorquera, 2020, Check List, 16: 1519–1522, reported the species from Alerce Costero National Park, Valdivia Province, Los Ríos Region, Chile. 

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