Telmatobius rimac Schmidt, 1954

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

Telmatobius rimac Schmidt, 1954, Fieldiana, Zool., 34: 278. Holotype: UMMZ 55596, by original designation. Type locality: "Rio Blanco, tributary of the Rio Rimac, Peru, at an altitude of about 10,000 feet".

Telmatobius rimac rimacVellard, 1955, Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Javier Prado, 4: 18.

Telmatobius rimac meridionalis Vellard, 1955, Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Javier Prado, 4: 18. Types: MUSM 485 (numbers of individuals unknown), according to Lavilla, 1988, Alytes, 7: 18. MUSM 7657 (renumbered) designated lectotype by Morales, Carrillo, and Ortega, 1990, Publ. Mus. Hist. Nat. Univ. Nac. Mayor San Marcos, 33: 5. Type locality: "Tupe al sur de Lima, 2,350 metros", Peru.

English Names

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


Río Blanco and Lima region of Peru, 2000-4000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


Vellard, 1955, Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Javier Prado, 4: 16-18, discussed the two subspecies. Subspecies rejected by Sinsch, Salas, and Canales, 1995, Alytes, 13: 38. Lehr, Köhler, and Streit, 2002, Faun. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkd., Dresden, 22: 380, discussed the range. See comments by Lehr, 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 59. Unassigned to species group by Barrionuevo, 2017, Cladistics, 33: 41–68.

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