Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Telmatobiidae

Scientific Name: Telmatobius philippii
Species Authority: Cuevas and Formas, 2002
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: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-11-21
Assessor(s): Alberto Veloso, Ramón Formas
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Data Deficient (DD)

Geographic Range [top]

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.
Countries occurrence:
Upper elevation limit (metres): 3800
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Population [top]

Population: 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.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): 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 [top]

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

Citation: Alberto Veloso, Ramón Formas. 2010. Telmatobius philippii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T57354A11626531. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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