Check List 16(6): 1519-1522, doi: 10.15560/16.5.1519
New record of Barrio’s Frog, Insuetophrynus acarpicus Barrio, 1970 (Anura, Rhinodermatidae), in Los Ríos region, Chile
expand article infoPatricio Contreras Bravo, Fernando Bustos Véliz§, Ignacio Rodriguez-Jorquera|
‡ Biodiversity Conservation Section, Corporación Nacional Forestal, Valdivia, Chile§ Corporacion Nacional Forestal, Valdivia, Chile| Centro Humedales Río Cruces, Universidad Austral de Chile, valdivia, Chile
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A new record of the Endangered, Chilean endemic Insuetophrynus acarpicus (Barrio 1970) is reported from Alerce Costero National Park, Chile. This species of frog is one of the most threatened anurans in the world, and, consequently, any new record of this species is highly important for assessing its known distribution and proposing urgent conservation actions. The new record is the first known site in the Chaihuín river basin, 15 km northwest of a site described by Segura in 2017. The new record fills a gap of the known distribution of I. acarpicus.
Alerce Costero National Park, endemic species, protected areas, threatened species.