Telmatobius brevipes Vellard, 1951

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

Telmatobius brevipes Vellard, 1951, Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Javier Prado, 1: 71. Holotype: MUSM 246.3; lost, according to Morales, Carrillo, and Ortega, 1990, Publ. Mus. Hist. Nat. Univ. Nac. Mayor San Marcos, 33: 1–7. MUSM 3743 designated lectotype by Wiens, 1993, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 162: 50; this action considered invalid by Lavilla, 1997, Cuad. Herpetol., 11: 75–80 (inasmuch as the holotype is lost, a "lectotype" designation is invalid). Type locality: "Huamachuco", La Libertad, Peru. 

English Names

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


Cloud forest to wet páramo habitats in the Cordillera Occidental of northern Peru (departments of La Libertad and Cajamarca), 2000–3520 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


See account by Wiens, 1993, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 162: 46–50. See comments by Lehr, 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 45. 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. Unassigned to species group by Barrionuevo, 2017, Cladistics, 33: 41–68.

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