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Microkayla harveyi
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Holoadeninae
 
Species Description: de la Riva I 2007 Bolivian frogs of the genus Phrynopus, with descriptions of twelve new species (Anura: Brachycephalidae). Herpt. Monog.21: 247-277
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Bolivia

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

Psychrophrynella harveyi is only known from the type locality: 2.5 km N of Jatum Incacasani (between 3,400-4,000 m asl), Province of Ayopaya, Department of Cochabamba, Bolivia (De la Riva 2007). It may occur in areas adjacent to the type locality (I. De la Riva pers. comm. 2008).

Habitat and Ecology

The species is found in the grass and under rocks. Calling activity is reported for August and September, where the species calls during the day (De la Riva 2007).

Population

No population status information is currently available for this species.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

A restricted geographic distribution and the predicted effects of climate change (e.g., drying up of regions) are considered to pose serious threats to the species (I. De la Riva pers. comm. 2008).

Conservation Actions

No conservation measures are known for the species.

Taxonomic Notes

Psychrophrynella harveyi is distinguished from other similar species by a combination of colour patterns and morphological features (De la Riva 2007).

Citation

De la Riva, I. & Angulo, A. 2009. Psychrophrynella harveyi. In: IUCN 2014

 

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