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Phrynopus montium

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA CRAUGASTORIDAE

Scientific Name: Phrynopus montium
Species Authority: (Shreve, 1938)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Javier Icochea, Edgar Lehr, César Aguilar Puntriano
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Justification:
Listed as Endangered, because its Extent of Occurrence is believed to total less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the departments of Huanaco (Huancapallac), Junin (type locality: Cascas, near Huasahuasi) and Pasco. It has been collected at elevations between 2,600 and 2,750m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Peru
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Population [top]

Population: It is uncommon.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a terrestrial species that can be found in cloud mountain forest, and dry Andean valleys with scrub vegetation; it is not known from degraded habitats. Breeding is by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is general habitat loss as a result of agricultural activities (cultivation of potatoes, and livestock farming), and deforestation for firewood.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas, and there is an urgent need to protect the cloud forest habitat of this species.

Citation: Javier Icochea, Edgar Lehr, César Aguilar Puntriano 2004. Phrynopus montium. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 December 2014.
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