IUCN threat status:

Critically Endangered (CR)

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Diagnosis Telmatobius pefauri is a moderate-sized species that can be distinguished from its congeners by the following combination of characters: 1) hind limbs long -- tibio-tarsal articulation of adpressed limb lying anterior to eye; 2) snout rounded in dorsal profile, depressed in lateral profile; 3) mandibular arch not prognathous; 4) nostrils barely protuberant; 5) tympanic annulus concealed externally and incompletely developed under the skin; 6) maxillaiy and premaxillary dentition embedded in mucosal labial folds; 7) dentigerous processes of prevomers small, horizontally oriented, bearing a moderate medial separation and located at the mid-level between large choanae; 8) eyes dorsolateral with a distinct anterior orientation; 9) tarsal fold well developed; 10) maxillary dentition present; and 11) prevomerine dention present.

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