Telmatobius atacamensis Gallardo, 1962

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Telmatobiidae > Genus: Telmatobius > Species: Telmatobius atacamensis

Telmatobius atacamensis Gallardo, 1962, Neotropica, 8: 46. Holotype: MACN 2136, by original designation. Type locality: "San Antonio de los Cobres, Salta, Argentina".

English Names

Salta Water Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 84).


Known only from the region of the type locality (San Antonio de los Cobres, Salta, Argentina) and Pueblo Nuevo, near the type locality, ca. 3800 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina

Endemic: Argentina


See account by Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 252-255. Although likely extinct at the type locality Lavilla and Cei, 2001, Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 28: 113, reported an additional locality. Lavilla and Barrionuevo, 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 117, provided an account. Vera Candioti, 2007, Zootaxa, 1600: 1–175, reported on detailed larval morphology, as Telmatobius cf. atacamensis. 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: 411. In the Telmatobius marmoratus group of Barrionuevo, 2017, Cladistics, 33: 41–68.

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