Telmatobius thompsoni Wiens, 1993

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

Telmatobius thompsoni Wiens, 1993, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 162: 62. Holotype: UF 39734, by original designation. Type locality: "13 km ESE Yamobamba, 18 km SE Agallpampa on road from Otuzco to Huamachuco (7°59′ S, 78°36′ W), Departamento La Libertad, Peru, 3290 m".

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality in the Cordillera Occidental, Departamento La Libertad Department, in the northern Peruvian Andes, ca. 3290 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


Possible conspecificity with Telmatobius brevipes noted in the original publication. 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. Unassigned to species group by Barrionuevo, 2017, Cladistics, 33: 41–68.

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