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Telmatobiidae


Number of Genera: 1 – Telmatobius
Number of Species: 62

Telmatoibiidae is a new family of frogs from South America. They are found up high in the Andes Mountain Range. The family used to be part of the family Leptodactylidae before being moved to it’s own family in 2011. Many of the members of the family are semi aquatic and some are even fully aquatic such as the Lake Titicaca Water Frog. Many of the members of the family are threatened with extinction from Chytrid Fungus, habitat destruction, and invasive trouts.

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