|Scientific Name:||Lynchius parkeri (Lynch, 1975)|
Phrynopus parkeri Lynch, 1975
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 March 2016). New York, USA. Available at: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||The specimen from Cajamarca, Peru previously attributed to Lynchius parkeri by Lehr (2006) has been assigned to Lynchius oblitus based on phylogenetic analyses (Motta et al. 2016).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 147 km2, all individuals occur in two locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on the Cordillera de Huancabamba in Peru.
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|Range Description:||This species is known only from Huancabamba province, Piura Region, on the Cordillera de Huancabamba in Peru. A specimen from Cajamarca Region previously assigned to this species is considered to belong to L. oblitus (Motta et al. 2016). It has an altitudinal range of 2,700–3,100 m asl, its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 147 km2, and all individuals occur in two threat-defined locations.|
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|Population:||It is an uncommon species. Due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It can be found in humid montane forest under rocks and in páramo habitats (hiding in bunchgrass or low vegetation), but does not occur in agricultural areas. Breeding takes place by direct development.|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Use and Trade:||There are no records of this species being utilized.|
|Major Threat(s):||In Huancabamba, the main threat to the species is expanding agricultural activities, mainly due to potato farming and livestock ranching.|
It may occur in Bosques Montanos y Páramos de Huaricancha Private Conservation Area. It is listed as Critically Endangered (CR) in Peru according to the Categorization in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna (Decreto Supremo Nº004-2014-MINAGRI).
Protection and maintenance of the habitat on the Cordillera de Huancabamba is necessary.
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, ecology, and threats. There is a need for monitoring the population status of this range-restricted species given the threat of agricultural expansion.
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2018. Lynchius parkeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T57221A89212150.Downloaded on 18 September 2018.|
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