Microkayla wettsteini (Parker, 1932)

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

Eupsophus wettsteini Parker, 1932, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 10, 10: 343. Holotype: NHMW 15845, according to Häupl and Tiedemann, 1978, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 2: 17, and Häupl, Tiedemann, and Grillitsch, 1994, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 9: 22. Type locality: "Untuaro or Pongo, Peru, 2000 metres", possibly Departamento Amazonas, Peru, but not currently regarded as a member of the Pervian fauna.

Syrrhophus laplacai Cei, 1968, J. Herpetol., 2: 139. Holotype: IBAUNC 125-1, by original designation. Type locality: "On the road to Coroico (National road to Beni Valley), at 3 km West of Pongo, [Departamento La Paz,] in the transitional zone of Unduavi, at 3400 m.", Bolivia. Synonymy by Lehr, 2006, Herpetologica, 62: 342.

Niceforonia laplacaiLynch, 1969, Herpetologica, 25: 272. Tentative combination.

Niceforonia wettsteiniLynch, 1969, Herpetologica, 25: 273.

Phrynopus laplacaiLynch, 1975, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 35: 19.

Phrynopus wettsteiniLynch, 1975, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 35: 40.

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

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

English Names

Wettstein's Andes Frog (Phrynopus wettsteini: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 83).

LaPlaca's Andes Frog (Phrynopus laplacai [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 83).


Known from the surroundings of the area of Unduavi, in the Unduavi Valley, Provincia Sud Yungas,, Department of La Paz, Bolivia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Bolivia

Endemic: Bolivia


In the Phrynopus peruanus group. See comments by Lehr, 2006, Herpetologica, 62: 342-343. De la Riva, 2007, Herpetol. Monogr., 21: 272-273, provided an account.

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