Oreobates saxatilis (Duellman, 1990)

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

Ischnocnema saxatilis Duellman, 1990, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 138: 1. Holotype: KU 212556, by original designation. Type locality: "Ponga de Shilcayo, about 4 km NNW of Tarapoto, 470 m (6° 31′ S, 76° 53′ W), Provincia de San Martín, Departamento de San Martín, Peru".

Oreobates saxatilisCaramaschi and Canedo, 2006, Zootaxa, 1116: 51.

English Names

Tarapoto Big-headed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 81).


Elevations of 360-600 m in the Departamento de San Martín of northern Peru, and 605 km to the southeast Coriteni Tarso Native Community, Río Tambo, Satipo, Junín, Peru, 583 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


Medina-Müller, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 214, provided a range extension to Junin, Peru. See account by Padial, Chaparro, and De la Riva, 2008, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 152: 763-764. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 103-104, for brief account.

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