Nannophryne corynetes


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Nannophryne corynetes
Species Authority: (Duellman and Ochoa, 1991)
Bufo corynetes Duellman and Ochoa, 1991

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ariadne Angulo, Wilfredo Arizabal, Jesús Córdova-Santa Gadea
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson, Neil Cox and Bruce Young)
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from fewer than five locations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species appears to be restricted to a west-facing slope descending into the Amazonian lowlands of Abra Malaga and San Luis, Provincia Urubamba (Departamento Cusco), Peru. Its altitudinal range is 2,000-3,200m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a very rare species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a forest edge species specifically restricted to the zone of puna grassland directly adjacent to montane forest; it is not known whether or not it can occur in modified habitats. Its breeding habitat is not known, though breeding probably takes place in water.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are not believed to be any major threats to this species at present; however, it might be susceptible to habitat loss in the future.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas. There is a need for close monitoring of the population status of this species.

Bibliography [top]

Cordova, J.H. 1999. On karyomorphs, cladistics, and taxonomic status of the Bufo spinulosus species group (Amphibia: Anura) in Peru. Stuttgarter Beitrage zur Naturkunde Seire A (Biologie): 1-28.

Duellman, W.E. and Ochoa, O. 1991. A new species of Bufo (Anura:Bufonidae) from the Andes of southern Peru. Copeia: 137-141.

Duellman, W.E. and Schülte, R. 1992. Description of a new species of Bufo from northern Peru with comments on phenetic groups of South American toads (Anura: Bufonidae). Copeia: 162-172.

Instituto Nacional de Recursos Naturales (INRENA). 2000. Mapa de areas naturales protegidas del Peru.

IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.

Rodríguez, L.O., Cordova, J.H. and Icochea, J. 1993. Lista preliminar de los anfibios del Peru.: 1-22.

Citation: Ariadne Angulo, Wilfredo Arizabal, Jesús Córdova-Santa Gadea 2004. Nannophryne corynetes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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