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Telmatobufo venustus (Chile Mountains false toad)

Wikipedia Abstract

Telmatobufo venustus is a species of frog in the Calyptocephalellidae family.It is found in Chile and Argentina.Its natural habitats are temperate forests and rivers.It is threatened by habitat loss.
View Wikipedia Record: Telmatobufo venustus

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Telmatobufo venustus

EDGE Analysis

Very little is known about the Chile Mountains false toad – only a few individuals have ever been seen, and it avoided detection for 100 years following its formal discovery in 1899. It is thought to breed in streams that run through temperate beech forests, where the eggs hatch into tadpoles that develop by feeding on algae growing on rocks. The main threats to this species in the wild are forest fires, pine and eucalyptus plantations, and its limited distribution.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 53.06
EDGE Score: 6.07
View EDGE Record: Telmatobufo venustus


Litter Size [1]  111
Litters / Year [1]  1
Snout to Vent Length [1]  2.6 inches (6.51 cm)


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Valdivian temperate forests Chile, Argentina Neotropic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Chilean Winter Rainfall-Valdivian Forests Chile Yes

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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