Lynchius parkeri (Lynch, 1975)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Strabomantidae > Subfamily: Pristimantinae > Genus: Lynchius > Species: Lynchius parkeri

Phrynopus parkeri Lynch, 1975, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 35: 21. Holotype: KU 135278, by original designation. Type locality: "the summit of the cordillera between Chanchaque [= Canchaque] and Huancabamba, Depto. Piura, Perú, 3100 m".

Lynchius parkeriHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 109.

English Names

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


Elevations of 2770–33970 m in cloud forest and páramo of the Cordillera de Huancabamba, Departmento Piura, northern Peru, into adjacent Ecuador (páramos of Yacuri National Park, Jimbbura-Loja Province).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador, Peru


In the Phrynopus flavomaculatus group. See comment under Phrynopus flavomaculatus. See Duellman and Wild, 1993, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 157: 1-53, for additional specimens and Duellman, 2000, Herpetologica, 56: 277-278, for account. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Phrynopus parkeri) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 407. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 89-90, for brief account. See account by Motta, Chaparro, Pombal, Guayasamin, De la Riva, and Padial, 2016, Herpetol. Monogr., 30: 130–131. Sánchez-Nivicela, Urgilés, Navarrete, Yánez-Muñoz, and Ron, 2019, Zootaxa, 4567: 1–25, provided the first record from Ecuador, from the páramos of Yacuri National Park, Jimbbura-Loja Province, near the border with Peru. 


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