Psychrophrynella bagrecito (Lynch, 1986)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Strabomantidae > Subfamily: Holoadeninae > Genus: Psychrophrynella > Species: Psychrophrynella bagrecito

Phrynopus bagrecito Lynch, 1986, J. Herpetol., 20: 428. Holotype: KU 196512, by original designation. Type locality: "Río Marcapata below Marcapata, Departamento Cuzco, Peru, ca. 2740 m.

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

English Names

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


Amazonian slopes of Andes at elevations of 1830-2740 m in Departamento Cusco, southern Peru.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


Lehr, 2006, Herpetologica, 62: 338, suggested that this species is more similar to Phyllonastes than to other Phrynopus, but hesitated to make the taxonomic change. De la Riva, Chaparro, and Padial, 2008, Zootaxa, 1823: 42-50, commented on the systematics of Psychrophrynella and Noblella. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Phrynopus bagrecito) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 403. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 260, for brief account.

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