Telmatobius chusmisensis Formas, Cuevas, and Nuñez, 2006

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

Telmatobius chusmisensis Formas, Cuevas, and Nuñez, 2006, Herpetologica, 62: 174. Holotype: IZUA 3397, by original designation; destroyed by fire on 3 December 2007. Type locality: "Chusmisa (19° 41′ S, 69° 13′ W), 92 km NE Huara, Iquique Province, I Región of Tarapacá, Chile; approximately 3650 m elevation".

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the type locality (Chusmisa, 93 km NE Huara, Iquique Province, Tarapacá, Chile).


In the Telmatobius zapahuirensis group of Sáez, Fibla, Correa-Quezada, Sallaberry-Ayerza, Salinas, Veloso, Mella, Iturra-Constant, and Méndez, 2014, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 171: 769–782.See Lobos, Vidal-Maldonado, Correa-Quezada, Labra-Lillo, Díaz-Páez, Charrier, Rabanal, Díaz, and Tala, 2013, Anf. Chile Conserv.: 1–104, for photograph, comments on conservation status, and range. 

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