Telmatobius pisanoi Laurent, 1977

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

Telmatobius hauthali pisanoi Laurent, 1977, Acta Zool. Lilloana, 32: 196. Holotype: FML 02442, by original designation. Type locality: "km 93 de la ruta de Tafí del Valle", Tucumán, Argentina.

Telmatobius pisanoiCei, 1987, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 21: 235, by implication.

English Names

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


Western slope of the Cumbres Calchaquíes, extreme north of the Nevados del Aconquija, and the eastern slope of the Sierra del Cajón or Quilmes, Provincia de Tucumán, Argentina, 3600-4200 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina

Endemic: Argentina


The taxonomic status of this population is confusing. Laurent, 1977, Acta Zool. Lilloana, 32: 196, named it as an allopatric subspecies of Telmatobius hauthali. Subsequently, Cei, 1987, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 21: 235, referred to Telmatobius hauthali pisanoi as "in reality, a still unnamed species" (even though the population does have a name), implying that he regarded Telmatobius pisanoi as a distinct species. Lavilla and Barrionuevo, 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 131, provided an account. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 417. In the Telmatobius bolivianus group of Barrionuevo, 2017, Cladistics, 33: 41–68. 

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