Oreobates pereger 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Craugastoridae

Scientific Name: Oreobates pereger (Lynch, 1975)
Common Name(s):
English Ayacucho Andes Frog
Spanish Rana Andina de Ayacucho
Eleutherodactylus pereger Lehr and Aguilar, 2006
Phrynopus pereger Lynch, 1975
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
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 Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the vicinity of the type locality in the eastern Andes west of the Apurimac River, and from Cordillera Vilcabamba, Departamento Ayacucho, Peru, between 2,460 and 2,650m asl. It is believed to be a genuinely restricted-range species.
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is a terrestrial species, inhabiting montane cloud forest, but it is not known whether or not it occurs in degraded areas. It is presumed to breed by direct development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat loss due to agricultural expansion, subsistence wood collecting, and human settlement.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known to occur in any protected areas, making habitat protection and maintenance a priority. The species is, in general, quite poorly known, and further research is needed into its biology and population status.

Citation: Javier Icochea, Edgar Lehr, César Aguilar Puntriano. 2004. Oreobates pereger. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57223A11604218. . Downloaded on 26 April 2018.
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