Phrynopus montium (Shreve, 1938)

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

Syrrhopus montium Shreve, 1938, J. Washington Acad. Sci., 28: 406. Holotype: MCZ 22858, by original designation. Type locality: "Cascas, near Huasahuasi, Department of Junin, Peru".

Syrrhophus montiumGorham, 1966, Das Tierreich, 85: 166. Correction of generic spelling.

Niceforonia montiaLynch, 1968, Herpetologica, 24: 291.

Phrynopus montiumLynch, 1975, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 35: 19.

English Names

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


Known from the type locality (Cascas), and 8.7 km south from Hacienda Cascas, Department of Junín, Peru, ca. 2600 to 4000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


In the Phrynopus peruanus group. Lehr, 2006, Herpetologica, 62: 339-340, noted that specimens reproted from the Departamento Huánuco represents and unnamed species. See 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: 117-118, for brief account. Previous records from Pasco and Huánuco, Peru, refer, respectively to Phrynopus kotosh and Phrynopus olivius according to von May, 2017, Zootaxa, 4338: 195–200, who reported the second collection of this species in 76 years. 8

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