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Psychrophrynella bagrecitoi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CRAUGASTORIDAE

Scientific Name: Psychrophrynella bagrecitoi
Species Authority: (Lynch, 1986)
Synonym(s):
Phrynopus bagrecitoi Lynch, 1986

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Javier Icochea, Edgar Lehr, Wilfredo Arizabal
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in the Peruvian Andes.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality of "Rio Marcapata" on the Amazonian slopes of the southern Andes of Peru (Cusco Department) at 2,740m asl. It is believed to occur much more widely than is currently known.
Countries:
Native:
Peru
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the current population status of this species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species can be found in montane cloud forest. It breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat loss and disturbance due to small-scale agriculture (potatoes, livestock) and firewood collection.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known to occur in any protected areas, and improved habitat protection and maintenance is required at sites where this species has been recorded. Further survey work is needed to determine the current population status of this species.

Citation: Javier Icochea, Edgar Lehr, Wilfredo Arizabal 2004. Psychrophrynella bagrecitoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 October 2014.
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