Telmatobufo australis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Calyptocephalellidae

Scientific Name: Telmatobufo australis
Species Authority: Formas, 1972
Common Name(s):
English Pelado Mountains False Toad
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-11-21
Assessor(s): Alberto Veloso, Herman Núñez, Ramón Formas, Jose Núñez
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is known from fewer than ten locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Valdivia and Osorno Provinces, Chile.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from the western and eastern slopes of the Coastal Range, in Valdivia and Osorno Provinces, Chile, at 0 -1,000m asl. It is found at 38° 38'S to 40° 53'S, localities that correspond to the Nothofagus region.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1000
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Population [top]

Population:It is known from only a few small, disjunct populations, and is uncommonly seen (it was recorded as recently as 2001).
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs in fast-flowing streams in temperate Nothofagus forest. The tadpoles are free-swimming and feed by scraping algae off of submerged rocks. It is tolerant of minor habitat destruction.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat to this species is the siltation of streams (which makes it difficult for larvae to feed), caused by afforestation with exotic species and clear cutting.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known to occur in any protected areas, and there is a need for greatly improved protection of the Valdivian forests.

Citation: Alberto Veloso, Herman Núñez, Ramón Formas, Jose Núñez. 2010. Telmatobufo australis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T21622A9302322. . Downloaded on 16 August 2017.
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