Telmatobius philippii
family: Telmatobiidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Chile


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from only a single threat-defined locality in Quebrada Amincha near Ollagüe, in El Loa Province, Chile, from 3,800-3,900 m asl. It has an area of occupancy and extent of occurrence of 9 km

Habitat and Ecology

This is an aquatic frog, occurring in streams in the high Andes, and which is not known to occur in modified or degraded habitats. Breeding takes place in streams.


The species was originally known from two sub-populations in Quebrada Amincha and del Inca, which were separated by 1 km from each other. However the population has undergone a decline of 50% over the past 10 years, as the sub-population in Quebrada del Inca disappeared after the stream was canalized for agricultural activities. The sub-population in Quebrada Amincha is small, and part of the stream has been canalized in 2013 (A. Charrier pers. comm. 2015).

Population Trend


Major Threats

Abstraction of surface water for domestic and agricultural use is a threat because it would affect habitat quality and quantity.

Conservation Actions

It does not occur in any protected area.

Red List Status

Critically Endangered (CR)


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2015. Telmatobius philippii. In: IUCN 2014


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