Phrynopus juninensis (Shreve, 1938)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Strabomantidae > Subfamily: Pristimantinae > Genus: Phrynopus > Species: Phrynopus juninensis

Syrrhopus juninensis Shreve, 1938, J. Washington Acad. Sci., 28: 406. Holotype: MCZ 22851, by original designation. Type locality: "Cascas near Huasihuasi, Department of Junin, Peru".

Eupsophus juninensisLynch, 1968, Herpetologica, 24: 291.

Telmatobius juninensisLynch, 1978, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 72: 1-57.

Phrynopus juninensisCannatella, 1985, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 98: 774-777.

English Names

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


Elevations above 3000 m in the Cordillera Oriental of the Andes in the departments of Junín and Pasco, Peru.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


See discussion by Cannatella, 1985, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 98: 774-777. Lehr, Fritzsch, and Müller, 2005, Zool. Scripta, 34: 593-603, confirmed the placement of this species in Phrynopus. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 406. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 112-113, for brief account.

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