Telmatobius macrostomus (Peters, 1873)

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

Batrachophrynus macrostomus Peters, 1873, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1873: 412. Syntypes: ZMB 7700-02, AMNH 23565 according to Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 45. Type locality: "Colonie Amable Maria, Montaña de Vitoe, Peru".

Batrachophrynus microphthalmus Werner, 1901, Abh. Ber. Zool. Anthropol. Ethnograph. Mus. Dresden, 9: 13. Type(s): MTD D1790, destroyed in WWII. Type locality: "Jauja, Peru". Synonymy by Vellard, 1951, Trav. Inst. Franç. Études Andines, 3: 113.

Batrachophrynus microstomusDuellman, 1993, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 21: 130. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Telmatobius macrostomusAguilar and Valencia, 2009, Rev. Peruana Biol., 16: 46, by implication.

English Names

Andes Smooth Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 70).

Lake Junin Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 77).


Lago de Junín, Departamento de Junín, in the Andes of southern Peru; introduced into the upper valley of the Rio Mantaro, in the central Andes of Peru, 3200-4300 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru

Introduced: Peru


 Sinsch, 1986, Bol. Lima, 8 (45): 23–33, characterized adults and larvae. See account (as Batrachophrynus macrostomus) by Lehr, 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 39-64 (43-44). De la Riva, 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 83, noted that the species does not occur in Bolivia. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Batrachophrynus macrostomus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 297. In the Telmatobius macrostomus group of Barrionuevo, 2017, Cladistics, 33: 41–68.

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