Microkayla iatamasi
family: Strabomantidae
subfamily: Holoadeninae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Bolivia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

Psychrophrynella iatamasi is known from the type locality and its surroundings, in the northwestern limit of Carrasco National Park (boundary between Arani and Chapare), in the Province of Cochabamba, Bolivia (De la Riva 2007). Its elevational range varies between 2,600-4,192 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

The species occurs in cloud forest, elfin forest, and humid páramo. Calls are emitted from mosses on the floor by day (De la Riva 2007). It is often found under stones at higher elevations, and on vegetation at lower elevations. It breeds by direct development.


It is considered to be an abundant species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats at present; however, its restricted range renders it susceptible to stochastic threatening processes. In addition, the predicted effects of climate change (e.g., drying up of regions) are considered to pose a serious threat to the species (I. De la Riva pers. comm. 2008).

Conservation Actions

It occurs entirely in Parque Nacional Carrasco. Close population monitoring of this species is required, given that it appears to have such a limited range.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern, although it has a restricted range, it is abundant within its small range, and there are no known threats at present.


De la Riva, I. & Angulo, A. 2009. Psychrophrynella iatamasi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T57212A11600204. .Downloaded on 22 January 2019


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