Telmatobius peruvianus

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Telmatobius peruvianus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Telmatobiidae
Genus: Telmatobius
Species: T. peruvianus
Binomial name
Telmatobius peruvianus
Wiegmann, 1834

Telmatobius peruvianus, also known as the Peru water frog, is a species of frog in the Telmatobiidae family. This semi-aquatic frog is endemic to Andean highlands in south-eastern Peru and far northern Chile where found in streams and small rivers.[1] It is threatened by habitat loss, pollution, collection for human consumption and infection by chytrid fungi, and it has not been seen in Chile since 1986.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Monteza, J.I., Lehr, E., Neira, D., Sinsch, U., Veloso, A. & Núñez, H. 2004. Telmatobius peruvianus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 22 July 2007.