Gastrotheca atympana
family: Hemiphractidae
Species Description: Duellman WE, Lehr E, Rodriguez D, von May R 2004 Two new species of marsupial frogs (Anura: Hylidae: Gastrotheca) from the Cordillera Oriental in Central Peru. Sci Pap Mus Nat Hist Univ Kans 31:1-10

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Peru

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
See IUCN account.
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the 380 ha (3.8 km

Habitat and Ecology

It has been collected in dense, humid montane primary forest, on tree branches ca 1.2 m above the ground. It is not known whether this species can tolerate habitat disturbance since it has only been found in protected primary forest. It is presumed to breed by direct development.


It is known only from two specimens: the holotype, collected in 2003 (Duellman et al. 2004) and one individual found in 2004 at the same site (R. von May pers. comm. April 2013). These specimens were recorded over the course of 5 person/days (von May et al. 2008). No additional individuals have been recorded from the type locality despite regular searches of the Pampa Hermosa Reserve (A. Zambrano pers. comm. April 2013).

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Major Threats


Conservation Actions

It occurs in the protected 380 ha Pampa Hermosa Reserve. However, additional protection of primary forest habitat surrounding the reserve is also needed. Further research is required into the species' population status, distribution and ecological requirements.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Gastrotheca atympana. In: IUCN 2014


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