Telmatobius vilamensis Formas, Benavides, and Cuevas, 2003

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

Telmatobius vilamensis Formas, Benavides, and Cuevas, 2003, Herpetologica, 59: 255. Holotype: IZUA 3080, by original designation; destroyed by fire on 3 December 2007. Type locality: "Río Vilama (22° 51′ 43 S, 68° 23′ 25 W; 3110 m), 6.5 km NE (by road) of San Pedro de Atacama, Provincia El Loa, Region de Antofagasta, Chile".

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the type locality at the intersection of the Rio Vilama and the road between San pedro de Atacama and El Tatio


See discussion by Formas, Veloso, and Ortiz, 2005, in Lavilla and De la Riva (eds.), Monogr. Herpetol., 7: 103–114. In the Telmatobius zapahuirensis group of Sáez, Fibla, Correa-Quezada, Sallaberry-Ayerza, Salinas, Veloso, Mella, Iturra-Constant, and Méndez, 2014, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 171: 769–782. In the Telmatobius marmoratus group of Barrionuevo, 2017, Cladistics, 33: 41–68. See Lobos, Vidal-Maldonado, Correa-Quezada, Labra-Lillo, Díaz-Páez, Charrier, Rabanal, Díaz-Vidal, and Tala, 2013, Anf. Chile Conserv.: 1–104, for comments on conservation status and range. 

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