Phrynopus heimorum
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
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 known only from the type locality: "Conchamarca, Ambo, of the eastern Andean slopes of central Peru (Departamento: Huánuco) 3,420m asl".

Habitat and Ecology

It is terrestrial and can be found in Polylepis forest ("Queñoales") and pasture with bushes ("Matorral Húmedo"). The species needs moist areas to survive, and has not been found in degraded habitats. It breeds by direct development.


It is extremely rare.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The Polylepis forests have been reduced drastically by human activities over the years (primarily due to potato farming and cattle ranching).

Conservation Actions

It is not currently known from any protected areas, and immediate protection and maintenance of the remaining habitat is necessary.

Red List Status

Critically Endangered (CR)


Javier Icochea, Edgar Lehr, César Aguilar Puntriano 2004. Phrynopus heimorum. In: IUCN 2014


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