Phrynopus montium
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Peru


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from the departments of Huanaco (Huancapallac), Junin (type locality: Cascas, near Huasahuasi) and Pasco. It has been collected at elevations between 2,600 and 2,750m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a terrestrial species that can be found in cloud mountain forest, and dry Andean valleys with scrub vegetation; it is not known from degraded habitats. Breeding is by direct development.


It is uncommon.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat is general habitat loss as a result of agricultural activities (cultivation of potatoes, and livestock farming), and deforestation for firewood.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas, and there is an urgent need to protect the cloud forest habitat of this species.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Javier Icochea, Edgar Lehr, C├ęsar Aguilar Puntriano 2004. Phrynopus montium. In: IUCN 2014


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