Microkayla illimani (De la Riva and Padial, 2007)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Strabomantidae > Subfamily: Holoadeninae > Genus: Microkayla > Species: Microkayla illimani

Phrynopus illimani De la Riva and Padial In De la Riva, 2007, Herpetol. Monogr., 21: 264. Holotype: CBF 6000, by original designation. Type locality: "Rio Caballuni, 5 km from Totoral on the road to Cooperative, 15 de Agosto, Provincia Sud Yungas, Departamento de La Paz, Bolivia, 15° 36′ 48″ S, 67° 44′ 50″ W, 3594 m".

Psychrophrynella illimaniHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 102.

Microkayla illimani — De la Riva, Chaparro, Castroviejo-Fisher, and Padial, 2017 "2018", Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 182: 146. 

English Names

None noted.


Known only from a small area around the villages of Tres Ríos, Cooperativa 15 de Agosto, Lambate, and Chuñawi on the north side of the Nevado Illimani, Provincia Sud Yungas, Departamento La Paz, Bolivia, 3321 to 4044 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Bolivia

Endemic: Bolivia


See Willaert, Reichle, Stegen, Martel, Lavayen, Sánchez de Lozada Bianco, Greenhawk, Agostini, and Muñoz-Saravia, 2016, Salamandra, 52: 317–327, for information on morphology, ecology, reproduction, and call. 

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