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Telmatobius verrucosus
family: Telmatobiidae
 
Species Description: de la Riva I 2005 Bolivian frogs of the genus Telmatobius: synopsis, taxonomic comments and description of a new species. Rev Herp Espan Monogr Herpetol 7:65-101

© 2009 José M. Padial (1 of 2)

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Bolivia

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
See IUCN account.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species occurs in the Yungas of the department of La Paz, Bolivia, at an altitudinal range of 3,000-3,600m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits upper montane humid forests. It is an aquatic species that has been observed both in streams and under big, flat stones (Lavilla and Ergueta 1995). There is no information on the breeding habits of this species, but it presumably breeds in streams.

Population

It is an uncommon species; the most recent records date to 2004.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

This species might be threatened by the loss of riparian habitat and water pollution, presumably from agricultural activity and from domestic sources. It might also be susceptible to infection with the chytrid pathogen.

Conservation Actions

It might be present in Parque Nacional Cotapata and in the Apollobamba Mountains. There is a need for close monitoring of the status of this species given the potential threat of chytridiomycosis.

Taxonomic Notes

We follow De la Riva et al. (2000) in considering this species to be separate from Telmatobius marmoratus, and also follow De la Riva (2004) in considering T. jahuira as a synonym of T. verrucosus.

Citation

Ignacio De la Riva 2004. Telmatobius verrucosus. In: IUCN 2014

 

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