Phrynopus montium


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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)
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.
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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. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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