The Calyptocephalellidae are a family of toads found in Chile containing two genera, Calyptocephalella and Telmatobufo. The Calyptocephalella genus contains one species, C. gayi, the helmeted water toad, which is a large aquatic toad weighing up to 0.5 kg (1.1 lb). The Telmatobufo genus contains four species, T. australis, T. bullocki, T. ignotus, and T. venustus.[1] All species within the family are considered threatened, with T. bullocki and T. venustus being classified as critically endangered.[2]


  1. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2013). "Calyptocephalellidae, Reig 1960". Amphibian Species of the World 6.0, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Donoso, Denise S.; Corres, Claudio Q.; Henriquez, Paula; Lagos, Nicolas F. and Mendez, M.A. (2010). "Amphibia, Anura, Calyptocephalellidae, Telmatobufo bullocki Schmidt, 1952: Distribution extension, habitat use and geographic distribution map.". Checklist, Journal of Species Lists and Distribution 6 (2): 298–300. 
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