Telmatobius huayra Lavilla and Ergueta-Sandoval, 1995

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

Telmatobius huayra Lavilla and Ergueta-Sandoval, 1995, Ecologia en Bolivia, 24: 91. Holotype: CBF 01223, by original designation. Type locality: "Campamento Khastor (22°02′ S—66°08′ W), Provincia Sud-Lípez, Departamento Potosí, Bolivia. 4600 m".

English Names

None noted.


Isolated streams on the southern Andean highlands in the Department of Potosí, Bolivia, ca. 4200 m elevation, extending into adjacent Argentina.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina, Bolivia


See account by De la Riva, 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 78-80, who noted that with additional study this name might be applied to at least some of the adjacent "Telmatobius marmoratus" populations in Argentina. 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: 414. Barrionuevo and Baldo, 2009, Zootaxa, 2030: 1-20, agreed that Telmatobius huayra extends into Argentina but did not delimit the range there—and did not include all populations of Telmatobius "marmoratus" in Argentina into that species. In the Telmatobius marmoratus group of Barrionuevo, 2017, Cladistics, 33: 41–68.

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