Lynchius parkeri
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Peru


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from sites at El Tambo on the Cordillera de Huancabamba (Departamento Piura) and Santuario Nacional Tabaconas-Namballe (Cajamarca) in Peru. It has an altitudinal range of 2770-3100 masl.

Habitat and Ecology

It can be found in humid montane forest under rocks, and in páramo habitats (hiding in low vegetation), but does not occur in agricultural areas. Breeding takes place by direct development.


It is an uncommon species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

In Huancabamba, the main threat to the species is expanding agricultural activities (mainly due to potato farming and livestock ranching).

Conservation Actions

Although it is present in the Santuario Nacional Tabaconas-Namballe, protection and maintenance of the habitat on the Cordillera de Huancabamba is necessary.


Edgar Lehr 2008. Lynchius parkeri. In: IUCN 2014


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