Psychrophrynella ankohuma 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Psychrophrynella ankohuma
Species Authority: (Padial & De la Riva, 2007)
Phrynopus ankohuma Padial & De la Riva, 2007
Taxonomic Notes: Psychrophrynella ankohuma is distinguished from other similar species by a combination of colour patterns and morphological features (De la Riva, 2007).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Ignacio De la Riva
Reviewer(s): Ariadne Angulo and Simon Stuart
Listed as Vulnerable in view of its extent of occurrence of less than 20,000 km2, area of occupancy of less than 2,000 km2, with all individuals in fewer than ten locations, and a projected decline in the extent and quality of its habitat due to climate change.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Psychrophrynella ankohuma is known from the type locality, Cooco (15 47' 14.4" S, 68 26' 55.9" W, 3540 masl), and a nearby locality, Ankho Uma (Ancoma; 15 44' 33.0" S, 68 29' 22.8" W, 3690 masl), Province of Larecaja, Department of La Paz, Bolivia. These localities are 6.6 km (airline) apart, without discontinuity in habitat (humid paramo) (De la Riva, 2007). It is believed to be restricted to one valley (I. De la Riva, pers. comm. 2008).
Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of
Lower elevation limit (metres): 3540
Upper elevation limit (metres): 3690
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Population [top]

Population: The species is abundant within its known distribution (De la Riva, 2007).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species occurs in humid paramo. Individuals can be found during the day under stones, and males can be heard calling at night (De la Riva, 2007). It is presumed to breed by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The predicted effects of climate change (e.g. drying up of regions) are considered to pose a serious threat to this species, in addition to its restricted distribution (I. De la Riva, pers. comm. 2008).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures are known for this species.

Citation: Ignacio De la Riva. 2008. Psychrophrynella ankohuma. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136053A4242964. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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