Telmatobius stephani Laurent, 1973

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

Telmatobius stephani Laurent, 1973, Acta Zool. Lilloana, 30: 164. Holotype: FML 01743, by original designation. Type locality: "Río Encrucijada, +/-2000 m cerca de Las Juntas, prov. de Catamarca", Argentina.

English Names

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


Sierra del Manchao, Catamarca Province, northwestern Argentina, 2200-2300 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Argentina

Endemic: Argentina


See accounts by Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 271, and 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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