Telmatobius pinguiculus Lavilla and Laurent, 1989

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

Telmatobius pinguiculus Lavilla and Laurent, 1989 "1988", Alytes, 7: 90. Holotype: FML 03910, by original designation. Type locality: "La Cienaga (about 27°30′ S, 67°00′ W) near Medanitos (27°32′ S, 67°36′ W)", Catamarca Province, Argentina.

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality (La Cienega, Catamarca Province, Argentina).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina

Endemic: Argentina


See account by Lavilla and Barrionuevo, 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 129-131. Barrionuevo and Baldo, 2009, Herpetol. J., 19: 21-27, described the larva. In the Telmatobius bolivianus group of Barrionuevo, 2017, Cladistics, 33: 41–68. 

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