Telmatobius simonsi Parker, 1940

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

Telmatobius simonsi Parker, 1940, Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Ser. 3, 1: 210. Holotype: BMNH 1902.5.29.103, by original designation, now renumbered 1947.2.14.93 according to museum records. Type locality: "Sucré [sic], [Departamento Chuquisaca,] Bolivia (2800 m)".

English Names

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


Interandean valleys of the departments of Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, and Santa Cruz, Bolivia, 1000-2800 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Bolivia

Endemic: Bolivia


De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 50, noted that as currently conceived the species is a composite. See comment under Telmatobius sibiricus, which was subsequently described. Redescribed by De la Riva and Harvey, 2003, Herpetologica, 59: 134-140. De la Riva, 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 85-86, provided an account. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 623. In the Telmatobius bolivianus group of Barrionuevo, 2017, Cladistics, 33: 41–68. 

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