This species is known only from Ollagüe, in El Loa Province in northern Chile, at 2,000-3,400 m asl. It has an extent of occurrence of 11 km2. It might occur in neighbouring Bolivia.
Habitat and Ecology
This species was collected from a hot spring. Its reproductive details are unknown, but reproduction presumably occurs by larval development in water.
It is known only from the type series, which was collected in 1935. Several expeditions to the area in recent years (including 2014) have failed to locate any individuals of this species, which may no longer survive at the type locality.
There is no information on threats to this species.
There are no protected areas near the region where it was collected.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, population status and ecological requirements.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2015. Telmatobius halli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T21582A79809691. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T21582A79809691.en .Downloaded on 11 December 2018