Microkayla kempffi (De la Riva, 1992)

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

Phrynopus kempffi De la Riva, 1992, Herpetologica, 48: 111. Holotype: EBD 28842, by original designation. Type locality: "30 km by road from Comarapa (Caballero province, Department of Santa Cruz) towards Cochabamba, in "la Siberia", 2600 m (Carrasco province, Department of Cochabamba) (17° 50′ S, 64° 45′ W)", Bolivia.

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

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

English Names

Junin Andes Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 83).


Cloud forest in the Serranía Siberia region in the departments of Cochabamba and Santa Cruz, Bolivia, 2500-3160 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Bolivia

Endemic: Bolivia


In the Phrynopus peruanus group according to the original publication. Márquez, De la Riva, and Bosch, 1995, J. Zool., London, 237: 313–336, reported on vocalization in Bolivia. Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 135, provided a brief summary of relevant literature. De la Riva, 2007, Herpetol. Monogr., 21: 268, provided an account. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Phrynopus kempffi) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 406.

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