The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Telmatobius niger Barbour and Noble, 1920

Black water frog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: December 1994

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Barbour, T. and Noble, G. K. (1920). Some amphibians from northwestern Peru, with a revision of the genera Phyllobates and Telmatobius. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 1920: 395-427.


Other references:

Andrés Merino-Viteri, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, John Lynch. (2010). Telmatobius niger. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 17 February 2013.


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