Telmatobius vellardi Munsterman and Leviton, 1959

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

Telmatobius vellardi Munsterman and Leviton, 1959, Occas. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Stanford Univ., 7: 1. Holotype: CAS-SU 18100, by original designation. Type locality: "Cajanuma Mountains, 15 kilometers south of Loja, Loja Province, southern Ecuador, at 2900 meters altitude".

English Names

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


Cajanuma Mountains, Azuay and Loja Provinces, southern Ecuador, 2500–3050 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


See account by Trueb, 1979, Copeia, 1979: 714-733. See Merino-Viteri, Coloma, and Almendáriz C., 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 9-37, for summary of biology and conservation status. Almendáriz C. and Orcés, 2004, Rev. Politécnica, Quito, 25: 134-135, provided distributional data for Ecuador. 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: 419.

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