Oreobates ayacucho


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Oreobates ayacucho
Species Authority: (Lehr, 2007)
Phrynopus ayacucho Lehr, 2007
Taxonomic Notes: Phrynopus ayacucho can be distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological features and different colour patterns (Lehr, 2007).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Edgar Lehr
Reviewer/s: Ariadne Angulo and Simon Stuart
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Phrynopus ayacucho is only known from the type locality: Rapi, Provincia de La Mar, Department of Ayacucho, Peru.
This is located in the northeastern section of the Department of Ayacucho, near Chiquintirca. Rapi is likely the
short form for Hacienda Rapi (13 5' 51' S, 73 48' 49" W), which is at 3411 masl. No other species of Phrynopus is known from this locality (Lehr, 2007).
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Population [top]

Population: The species is only known from the two type specimens.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Nothing is known about this species' ecology. The type locality may likely have puna and/or cloud forest habitats (E. Lehr, pers. comm. 2008). Presumably it breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats are known for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures are known for this species.
Citation: Edgar Lehr 2008. Oreobates ayacucho. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 18 April 2014.
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