Telmatobius cirrhacelis Trueb, 1979

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

Telmatobius cirrhacelis Trueb, 1979, Copeia, 1979: 715. Holotype: KU 165991, by original designation. Type locality: "13 km E Loja (Abra de Zamora), 2850 m, Provincia Loja, Ecuador (latitude 03° 59′ S, longitude 79° 08′ W)".

English Names

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


Vicinity of the type locality in Loja Province, Ecuador.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


See Merino-Viteri, Coloma, and Almendáriz C., 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 9-37, for summary of biology and conservation and who reported that this species has not been collected since 1987. 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: 412. Székely, Eguiguren, Ordóñez-Delgado, Armijos-Ojeda, and Székely, 2020, PLoS One, 15(9: e0238306): 51, suggested that the species is extinct, having not been seen since 1984. 

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