Telmatobius platycephalus Lavilla and Laurent, 1989

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

Telmatobius platycephalus Lavilla and Laurent, 1989 "1988", Alytes, 7: 78. Holotype: FML 03763, by original designation. Type locality: "El Angosto, 6 km S de El Moreno, Province de Jujuy, Argentine, 3600 m."

English Names

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


Known only from the region of the type locality (El Angosto, Jujuy Province, Argentina).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina

Endemic: Argentina


See Laurent and Lavilla, 1991 "1990", Alytes, 8: 105-106, for distributional information and access to literature. Lavilla and Barrionuevo, 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 131-134. Barrionuevo and Baldo, 2009, Herpetol. J., 19: 21-27, described the larva. In the Telmatobius marmoratus group of Barrionuevo, 2017, Cladistics, 33: 41–68.

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