Telmatobius scrocchii Laurent and Lavilla, 1986

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

Telmatobius scrocchii Laurent and Lavilla, 1986, Cuad. Herpetol., 2: 11. Holotype: FML 03532, by original designation. Type locality: "Campo El Arenal, Departamento Andalgalá, [Provincia] Catamarca, Argentina".

English Names

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


Known from four localities in the Sierra de El Mancao, Ambato, Catamarca Province, Argentina, 2200-2300 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina

Endemic: Argentina


Reported previously as Telmatobius hauthali by Laurent, 1970 "1969", Acta Zool. Lilloana, 25: 207-226, according to the original publication. See account by Lavilla and Barrionuevo, 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 136-138. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 418. In the Telmatobius bolivianus group of Barrionuevo, 2017, Cladistics, 33: 41–68. 

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