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DAO 73:171-174 (2006)  -  doi:10.3354/dao073171

Chytridiomycosis in two species of Telmatobius (Anura: Leptodactylidae) from Argentina

Sebastián Barrionuevo1,*, Susana Mangione2

1Instituto de Herpetología and 2Instituto de Morfología Animal, Fundación Miguel Lillo, Miguel Lillo 251 (4000) Tucumán, Argentina

ABSTRACT: Dead specimens of Telmatobius atacamensis and T. pisanoi were found in 2 localities in northwestern Argentina. The diagnosis was positive for chytridiomycosis caused by Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Zoosporangia were identified in different stages: immature, mature with zoospores, empty and collapsed. This is the second report of chytridiomycosis in Argentina but the first one involving highly endangered species.

KEY WORDS: Chytridiomycosis · Telmatobius · Argentina

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