Psychrophrynella iatamasi 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Psychrophrynella iatamasi
Species Authority: (Aguayo-Vedia & Harvey, 2001)
Phrynopus iatamasi Aguayo-Vedia & Harvey, 2001

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2009-09-02
Assessor(s): De la Riva, I. & Angulo, A.
Reviewer(s): Chanson, J. & Hoffmann, M.
Listed as Least Concern, although it has a restricted range, it is abundant within its small range, and there are no known threats at present.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2008 Vulnerable (VU)
2004 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Psychrophrynella iatamasi is known from the type locality and its surroundings, in the northwestern limit of Carrasco National Park (boundary between Arani and Chapare), in the Province of Cochabamba, Bolivia (De la Riva 2007). Its elevational range varies between 2,600-4,192 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of
Lower elevation limit (metres): 2600
Upper elevation limit (metres): 4192
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Population [top]

Population: It is considered to be an abundant species.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species occurs in cloud forest, elfin forest, and humid páramo. Calls are emitted from mosses on the floor by day (De la Riva 2007). It is often found under stones at higher elevations, and on vegetation at lower elevations. It breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats at present; however, its restricted range renders it susceptible to stochastic threatening processes. In addition, the predicted effects of climate change (e.g., drying up of regions) are considered to pose a serious threat to the species (I. De la Riva pers. comm. 2008).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs entirely in Parque Nacional Carrasco. Close population monitoring of this species is required, given that it appears to have such a limited range.

Citation: De la Riva, I. & Angulo, A. 2009. Psychrophrynella iatamasi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T57212A11600204. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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