Telmatobius intermedius Vellard, 1951

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

Telmatobius intermedius Vellard, 1951, Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Javier Prado, 1: 29. Syntypes: MUSM 238.2–4; 238.2 and 238.4 not located by Lavilla, 1988, Alytes, 7: 18. Morales, Carrillo, and Ortega, 1990, Publ. Mus. Hist. Nat. Univ. Nac. Mayor San Marcos, 33: 4, incorrectly noted MUSM 3752 as holotype. Type locality: "Allipacca cerca de Puquio, 3,300 m., sobre la vertiene Pacifica de los Andes, 14° 40′ L. S.", Peru.

English Names

Allipacca Water Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 85).


Known only from the vicinity of the type locality (Allipacca near Puquio, province Lucanas in the region Ayacucho) on the western slopes of the Andes in Peru.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


See comments by Lehr, 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 53. Vargas G., Najarro, Rivera, Chipana, Díaz, Jaico, and Catenazzi, 2019, FrogLog, 27: 12–14, reported the species in 2019 from streams near the type locality, the first collection since the description. 

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