Telmatobius fronteriensis Benavides, Ortiz, and Formas, 2002

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

Telmatobius fronteriensis Benavides, Ortiz, and Formas, 2002, Herpetologica, 58: 211. Holotype: MZUC 25094, by original designation. Type locality: "Puquios, 21° 00′ 42 S—68° 23′ 256 W, 15 km NW of Ollague (on the Bolivian border), Provincia El Loa, II Region de Antofagasta, Chile; approximately 4150 m elevation".

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Known only from the vicinity of the type locality (Puguios, 15 km NW Ollague, Provincia El Loa, II Region de Antofagasta, Chile); likely along the same stream in adjacent Bolivia.

Comment

See discussion by Formas, Veloso, and Ortiz, 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 103-114. De la Riva, 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 80, implied that this taxon might be found to be conspecific with Telmatobius huayra. 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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