Telmatobius carrillae Morales, 1988

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

Telmatobius carrillae Morales, 1988, Rev. Brasil. Zool., 5: 603. Holotype: MUSM 1528, by original designation. Type locality: "puna de Crusjircan (09° 14′ S, 77° 02′ W), 3,950 m, 3 km al NO de Yuracyacu, Provincia Antonio Raimondi, Departamento Anchash", Peru.

English Names

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


Puna regions, 3950-4000 m elevation in the departments of Ancash, Lima, and Huanúco, Provincia de Huanúco, Peru.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


Annectent between Telmatobius and Batrachophrynus according to the original publication. See comments by Lehr, 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 49-50, who suggested that Telmatobius carrillae might be a small species of Batrachophrynus. 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. Sinsch and Lehr, 2010, J. Herpetol., 44: 495-505, reported on geographic variation in morphology. In the Telmatobius macrostomus group of Barrionuevo, 2017, Cladistics, 33: 41–68.

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