Telmatobius contrerasi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Telmatobiidae

Scientific Name: Telmatobius contrerasi Cei, 1977
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2017. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Esteban Lavilla
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the type locality of Cerro Madrid (29° 39'S; 68° 36'W), in Gualcamayo Valley at 3,050m asl in San Juan Province, Argentina. This is the southernmost species of Telmatobius.
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Population [top]

Population:It is known only from the type series of three individuals.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:All that is known about its habitat and ecological requirements is that it is thought to have been collected from a mountain stream.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The type locality is in a gold mining area that is dangerous for researchers to visit, so the threats to this species remain poorly known. It is possible that the presumed aquatic habitat of this species might be being polluted by mercury, although this requires verification. Chytridiomycosis is a potential future threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species does not occur in any protected areas. There are no conservation measures in place.

Citation: Esteban Lavilla. 2004. Telmatobius contrerasi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57333A11622986. . Downloaded on 27 May 2018.
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