Telmatobius atahualpai Wiens, 1993

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

Telmatobius atahualpai Wiens, 1993, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 162: 44. Holotype: KU 212485, by original designation. Type locality: "the north slope of the Abra Barro Negro, 28 km SSW Leimebamba (7°48′ S, 77°51′ W), 3470 m, Departamento Amazonas, Peru".

English Names

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


Restricted to the westernmost ridge of the Cordillera Central of northern Peru, at elevations of 2600-4000 m, in the departments of San Martin and Amazonas, Peru.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


See comments by Lehr, 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 39-64 (45). Aguilar, Siu-Ting, and Venegas, 2007, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 2: 165-174, discussed the distinctiveness of the taxon as evidenced by its tadpole. Aguilar, Catenazzi, Venegas, and Siu-Ting, 2012, Phyllomedusa, 11: 37-49, described the skeleton, rediagnosed the species, and commented on phylogenetic relationships. In the Telmatobius verrucosus group of  Barrionuevo, 2017, Cladistics, 33: 41–68,

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