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)
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).


No population status information is currently available for this species.

Population Trend


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.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient as it has only recently been described and there is still very little information known about its population status, ecology or threats.

Taxonomic Notes

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


De la Riva, I. & Angulo, A. 2009. Psychrophrynella harveyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T136101A4235227. .Downloaded on 16 December 2018


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