Telmatobius laticeps Laurent, 1977

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

Telmatobius hauthali laticeps Laurent, 1977, Acta Zool. Lilloana, 32: 191. Holotype: FML 02255, by original designation. Type locality: "km 78 Ruta Tafí del Valle", Tucumán Province, Argentina.

Telmatobius laticepsLaurent and Teran, 1981, Fund. Miguel Lillo, Misc., 71: 7.

English Names

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


Several localities in the Valle del Tafí, Tucuman Province, Argentina, 1900-3100 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina

Endemic: Argentina


Elevated to species status by Laurent and Teran, 1981, Fund. Miguel Lillo, Misc., 71: 7. Confused with Telmatobius schreiteri by a number of authors, according to the original publication. See account by Lavilla and Barrionuevo, 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 123-126. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 415. In the Telmatobius bolivianus group of Barrionuevo, 2017, Cladistics, 33: 41–68. 

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