Range extension of Catedral spiny-chest frog, Alsodes gargola Gallardo, 1970: a record in an unknown road of the Chilean Patagonia


endangered species
Lago Carlota National Reserve
Lago Verde
Patagonian frogs
unknown roads


This article reports the presence of Alsodes gargola Gallardo, 1970 in Paso Las Golondrinas, south of Lago Verde village, Aysén Region, Chile. To validate our finding, we made a phylogenetic analysis with the mitochondrial gene cytochrome b. This record extends the distribution range of this species, which inhabits Chile and Argentina, 130 km to the south. The finding emphasizes the importance of conducting samplings in little-known zones of Chilean Patagonia, especially in those that totally lack antecedents on their herpetofauna.

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