Phrynopus interstinctus
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Species Description: Lehr E, Oroz A 2012 Two new species of Phrynopus (Anura: Strabomantidae) from the Cordillera de Carpish in central Peru (Departamento de Huanuco). Zootaxa 3512: 53-63.
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 known only from the vicinity of the type locality of Cordillera de Carpish at San Marcos, Umari District, Pachitea Province, Huánuco Region, Peru. It occurs at elevations between 3,100–3,190 m asl (Lehr and Oróz 2012).

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits primary humid montane forest. All individuals have been found during day in the leaf litter and under tree trunks (Lehr and Oróz 2012). It is presumed that this species has a cryptic mode of life restricted to the leaf litter and moss, and reproduces by direct development similar to other members of the genus.


There is little information available on the population status and trends for this species. It is known only from the three specimens collected in 2010, which constitute the type series (Lehr and Oróz 2012).

Population Trend


Major Threats

In 2010, the type locality showed some evidence of human activities, such as logging for firewood and construction of agricultural parcels (Lehr and Oróz 2012).

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It occurs in a small protected area, San Marcos Private Conservation Area.

Research Needed
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, natural history, and threats.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient because this species was only recently described and there are continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence (EOO), population status and ecological requirements. However, it is important to note that the type locality may be threatened by agriculture, so this species should be closely monitored.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Phrynopus interstinctus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T78534603A89226137. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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