Telmatobius dankoi Formas, Northland, Capetillo, Nuñez, Cuevas, and Brieva, 1999

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

Telmatobius dankoi Formas, Northland, Capetillo, Nuñez, Cuevas, and Brieva, 1999, Rev. Chilena Hist. Nat., 72: 429. Holotype: IZUA 2108, by original designation; destroyed by fire on 3 December 2007. Type locality: "Las Cascadas, 22° 29′ 54 S—68° 58′ 18 W, 2260 m de altitud, 3 km al sur de Calama, Provincia El Loa, Región de Antofagasta, vertiente occidental de la Cordillera de los Andes, Chile".

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the vicinity of the type locality near Calama, northern Chile.


Confused Telmatobius halli, prior to its description, according to the original publication. See discussion by Formas, Veloso, and Ortiz, 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 103-114. 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. In the Telmatobius marmoratus group of Barrionuevo, 2017, Cladistics, 33: 41–68. See Lobos, Vidal-Maldonado, Correa-Quezada, Labra-Lillo, Díaz-Páez, Charrier, Rabanal, Díaz-Vidal, and Tala, 2013, Anf. Chile Conserv.: 1–104, for photograph, comments on conservation status, and range. 

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