Telmatobius schreiteri Vellard, 1946

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

Telmatobius schreiteri Vellard, 1946, Acta Zool. Lilloana, 3: 321. Holotype: FML 00216. See comments by Lavilla, 1994 "1992", Acta Zool. Lilloana, 42: 94, who noted that of the two "types" (Tipo and Holotipo) FML 216 (Tipo) is Telmatobius schreiteri and FML 29 (Holotipo) is Telmatobius laticeps. This may constitute a lectotype designation. Type locality: "Aimogasta, province de La Rioja", Argentina.

Telmatobius hauthali schreiteriVellard, 1951, Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Javier Prado, 1: 80.

Telmatobius schreiteriLaurent, 1977, Acta Zool. Lilloana, 32: 189-206.

English Names

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


Extra-Andean Sierra de Velazco, up to 1800-2050 m, La Rioja Province, western Argentina 1800-2050 m elevation.


This species was included as a subspecies of Telmatobius hauthali by Vellard, 1951, Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Javier Prado, 1: 1-89, but was considered a distinct species by Laurent, 1977, Acta Zool. Lilloana, 32: 189-206. See accounts by Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 269, and Lavilla and Barrionuevo, 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 133-135. See photograph, 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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