Bryophryne cophites (Lynch, 1975)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Strabomantidae > Subfamily: Holoadeninae > Genus: Bryophryne > Species: Bryophryne cophites

Phrynopus cophites Lynch, 1975, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 35: 16. Holotype: KU 138884, by original designation. Type locality: "S slope Abra Acanacu, 14 km NNE Paucartambo, Depto. Cuzco, Perú, 3400 m".

Bryophryne cophitesHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 99.

English Names

Cuzco Andes Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 82).


Páramo and elfin forest habitats on both north and south slopes of the Abra Acanacu, a pass in the Cadena de Paucartambo, on the northwestern end of the Cordillera Carabaya, in Departamento Cuzco, Peru, between 3400 and 3450 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


Formerly in the Phrynopus peruanus group but transferred into Bryophryne by Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 99. See comment by Lehr, 2006, Herpetologica, 62: 338. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Phrynopus cophites) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 404. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 78-79, for account.

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