|Scientific Name:||Psychrophrynella usurpator|
|Species Authority:||De la Riva, Chaparro & Padial, 2008|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Populations previously assessed as Noblella peruviana in fact pertain to Psychrophrynella usurpator.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Javier Icochea, Edgar Lehr, Wilfredo Arizabal|
|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 less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
Note: The 2004 assessment refers to populations that were previously considered to be Noblella peruviana, but that are now associated to Psychrophrynella usurpator.
|Range Description:||This Peruvian endemic is known from Abra Accanacu, Paucartambo, in the department of Cusco. The original publication gives an incorrect locality of "near Juliaca, Departamento: Puno". Records from Bolivia are misidentifications. It is present at elevations of 2,800-3,500 m asl.|
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|Population:||It is common where it occurs.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It can be found in the altiplano shrublands, and may be found at the edges of agricultural land (but not in cultivated areas). It breeds by direct development.|
|Major Threat(s):||General habitat loss through agricultural activity (cultivation of potatoes) and other human activities is the major threat.|
|Conservation Actions:||It is probably present in Parque Nacional Manu, but populations occurring outside the park remain in need of protection.|
|Citation:||Javier Icochea, Edgar Lehr, Wilfredo Arizabal. 2004. Psychrophrynella usurpator. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57225A11604973. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57225A11604973.en . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.|