Phrynopus kotosh
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Species Description: Lehr E 2007 New Eleutherodactyline frogs (Leptodactylidae: Pristimantis, Phrynopus) from Peru. Bull Mus Comp Zool 159:145-178
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 type locality, 10.8 km west of Huancapallac at 2,950 m asl, in the eastern part of the Cordillera Central, Province of Huánuco, Region of Huánuco, Peru (Lehr 2007).

Habitat and Ecology

Nothing is known about the species' natural history. It is presumed to breed by direct development.


The species is known only from seven specimens which comprise the type series, collected in 1969. No new surveys have been conducted in the type locality or surrounding area (von May et al. 2008, E. Lehr pers. comm. March 2013).

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Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Taxonomic Notes

Phrynopus kotosh can be distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological features (Lehr, 2007).


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Phrynopus kotosh. In: IUCN 2014


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