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.


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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