Telmatobius hauthali Koslowsky, 1895

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

Telmatobius Hauthali Koslowsky, 1895, Rev. Mus. La Plata, 6: 359. Syntypes: Deposition not mentioned but presumably originally in the MLP; MLP 058-059 considered to be "cotypes" [=syntypes in this case] by Vellard, 1946, Acta Zool. Lilloana, 3: 319; FML 03264/9 designated neotype by Laurent and Lavilla, 1986, Cuad. Herpetol., 2: 3. Type locality: "la cordilleras de Catamarca en el arroyo 'Aguas Calientes' (4000 metros altura) en las inmediaciones de Cazadero Grande", Catamarca, Argentina; neotype from "Arroyo Aguas Calientes, 27° 14′ S—68° 16′ W, Tinogasta, Catamarca, Argentina".

Telmatobius hauthali hauthaliVellard, 1951, Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Javier Prado, 1: 79.

English Names

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


Known only from the thermal spring of the type locality in Catamarca Province, northwestern Argentina, 4020 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina

Endemic: Argentina


Species redescribed and discussed by Laurent and Lavilla, 1986, Cuad. Herpetol., 2: 1-24. See comments under Telmatobius pisanoi and Telmatobius laticeps. See comment under Telmatobius scrocchi. See account by Lavilla and Barrionuevo, 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 121-123. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 413. In the Telmatobius bolivianus group of  Barrionuevo, 2017, Cladistics, 33: 41–68. 

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