Telmatobius philippii
family: Telmatobiidae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Chile

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
See IUCN account.
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known at only a single locality, Ollagüe, in El Loa Province, Chile (21° 13'S; 68° 15'W), at 3,800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a riparian, semi-aquatic frog, occurring in streams and small rivers in the high Andes, and which is not known to occur in modified or degraded habitats. Breeding takes place in streams.


It is only known from a single collection made in 1998 when a few animals were found. No one has returned to this site since.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to this species are not well known. Telmatobius species living at high altitudes might be particularly prone to becoming infected with chytridiomycosis, but this has yet to be reported for T. peruvianus.

Conservation Actions

It does not occur in any protected area. Strict monitoring of population and inclusion in national legislation as DD is needed.


Alberto Veloso, Ramón Formas 2010. Telmatobius philippii. In: IUCN 2014


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