Microkayla ankohuma
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

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
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 ankohuma is known from the type locality, Cooco (15 47' 14.4" S, 68 26' 55.9" W, 3540 masl), and a nearby locality, Ankho Uma (Ancoma; 15 44' 33.0" S, 68 29' 22.8" W, 3690 masl), Province of Larecaja, Department of La Paz, Bolivia. These localities are 6.6 km (airline) apart, without discontinuity in habitat (humid paramo) (De la Riva, 2007). It is believed to be restricted to one valley (I. De la Riva, pers. comm. 2008).

Habitat and Ecology

The species occurs in humid paramo. Individuals can be found during the day under stones, and males can be heard calling at night (De la Riva, 2007). It is presumed to breed by direct development.


The species is abundant within its known distribution (De la Riva, 2007).

Population Trend


Major Threats

The predicted effects of climate change (e.g. drying up of regions) are considered to pose a serious threat to this species, in addition to its restricted distribution (I. De la Riva, pers. comm. 2008).

Conservation Actions

No conservation measures are known for this species.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable in view of its extent of occurrence of less than 20,000 km2, area of occupancy of less than 2,000 km2, with all individuals in fewer than ten locations, and a projected decline in the extent and quality of its habitat due to climate change.

Taxonomic Notes

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


Ignacio De la Riva 2008. Psychrophrynella ankohuma. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136053A4242964. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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