Telmatobius latirostris Vellard, 1951

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

Telmatobius latirostris Vellard, 1951, Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Javier Prado, 1: 68. Holotype: MUSM 325.1; not mentioned by Morales, Carrillo, and Ortega, 1990, Publ. Mus. Hist. Nat. Univ. Nac. Mayor San Marcos, 33: 4, implying that this specimen is lost. MUSM 3733 designated lectotype by Wiens, 1993, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 162: 59, but because MUSM 325.1 was designated the holotype this designation is invalid. See comments by Lavilla, 1997, Cuad. Herpetol., 11: 75-80. Type locality: "quebrada en Cutervo [, Cajamarca,] Norte de Peru".

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality (Cutervo, Cajamarca) in cloud forest in the Cordillera Occidental of northern Peru, ca. 2620 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


See review by Wiens, 1993, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 162: 1-76. See comments by Lehr, 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 54. 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. Unassigned to species group by Barrionuevo, 2017, Cladistics, 33: 41–68.

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