Psychrophrynella bagrecito 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Psychrophrynella bagrecito
Species Authority: (Lynch, 1986)
Common Name(s):
English Bagrecito Andes Frog
Phrynopus bagrecitoi Lynch, 1986
Psychrophrynella bagrecitoi (Lynch, 1986)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Javier Icochea, Edgar Lehr, Wilfredo Arizabal
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
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.
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information on the current population status of this species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

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.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: Spelling corrected from Psychrophrynella bagrecitoi to P. bagrecito.

Citation: Javier Icochea, Edgar Lehr, Wilfredo Arizabal. 2004. Psychrophrynella bagrecito. (errata version published in 2016) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57200A89359824. . Downloaded on 23 August 2017.
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