Telmatobius ignavus Barbour and Noble, 1920

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

Telmatobius ignavus Barbour and Noble, 1920, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 63: 414. Holotype: MCZ 4093, by original designation. Type locality: "within the town limits of Huancabamba, Piura, Peru".

English Names

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


Rocky streams at 2700-3080 m in the Cordillera de Huancabamba, Departamento de Piura, Peru, 1840-3080 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


See Wiens, 1993, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 162: 54-57, for review, and Duellman and Wild, 1993, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 157: 1-53, for additional distributional data. See comments by Lehr, 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 52-53. 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. Unassigned to species group by Barrionuevo, 2017, Cladistics, 33: 41–68.

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