Phrynopus oblivius
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Pristimantinae
Species Description: Lehr, E. 2007. New Eleutherodactyline frogs (Leptodactylidae: Pristimantis, Phrynopus) from Peru. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 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 from the type locality and vicinity of Maraynioc between 3,210 and 3,220 m asl in the Vitoc Valley, Province of Tarma, Region of Junín, Peru (Lehr 2007).

Habitat and Ecology

Individuals of this species were found in the remnants of a cloud forest beyond the old village and former Hacienda Maraynioc; all were found during the day on humid ground beneath rocks next to a small creek (Lehr 2007). Gastrotheca griswoldi is the only other anuran known from the type locality (Lehr 2007). This species is presumed to breed by direct development.


It is known only from seven individuals collected over four person/days in 2005 (von May et al. 2008). It is likely to be a rare species (E. Lehr pers. comm. 2008). No new surveys have been conducted in the type locality or surrounding area (E. Lehr pers. comm. March 2013).

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Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Taxonomic Notes

Phrynopus oblivius can be distinguished from other similar species by a combination of morphological features and different colour patterns (Lehr, 2007).


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


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