Oreobates pereger (Lynch, 1975)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Strabomantidae > Subfamily: Pristimantinae > Genus: Oreobates > Species: Oreobates pereger

Phrynopus pereger Lynch, 1975, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 35: 32. Holotype: LSUMZ 26101, by original designation. Type locality: "between Mitupucuru and Yuraccyacu, Depto. Ayacucho, Perú".

Eleutherodactylus peregerLehr and Aguilar, 2006, Zootaxa, 1284: 53-60.

"Eleutherodactylus" peregerHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: 3.

Oreobates peregerHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 111.

English Names

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


Eastern slopes of the Cordillera Oriental and the Cordillera Vilcabamba of central Peru, between 1650 and 2900 m.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


Lehr and Aguilar, 2006, Zootaxa, 1284: 53-60, suggested that this species is not in Phrynopus and the Phrynopus flavomaculatus group, but a member of Eleutherodactylus, unassigned to species group. Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104: 10092-10097, removed this species from nominal Eleutherodactylus but did not provide a new generic name. Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 111, placed this species in Oreobates based on a personal communication from Edgar Lehr that this species shares morphological characteristics with Oreobates. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Phrynopus pereger) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 407. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 101-102, for brief account. See comments by Padial, Chaparro, Castroviejo-Fisher, Guayasamin, Lehr, Delgado C., Vaira, Teixeira, Aguayo-Vedia, and De la Riva, 2012, Am. Mus. Novit., 3752: 42.

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