Phrynopus auriculatus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Species Description: Duellman WE, Hedges SB 2008 Two new minute species of Phrynopus (Lissamphibia: Anura) from the Cordillera Oriental in Peru. Zootaxa 1675:59-66.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 only known from the vicinity of Oxapampa, Pasco region, Peru, from 2,600 m asl (Duellman and Hedges 2008).

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits humid montane forests. Individuals have been found on the ground after rains (Duellman and Hedges 2008). Presumably it breeds by direct development.



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Conservation Actions

This species occurs in Yanachaga Chemillén National Park (J.C. Chaparro pers. comm. June 2009). More research on its population status, distribution, habitat requirements and threats is needed.


Chaparro, J.C., Duellman, W.E. & Angulo, A. 2009. Phrynopus auriculatus. In: IUCN 2014


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