Phrynopus peruanus Peters, 1873

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

Phrynopus peruanus Peters, 1873, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1873: 416. Syntypes: ZMB 7707 (3 specimens), according to Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 46. Type locality: "Maraynioc in Peru", Departamento Junín, Peru.

Borborocoetes peruanusBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 255.

Eupsophus peruanusParker, 1932, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 10, 9: 344.

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

English Names

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


Known only from puna at the type locality (Maraynioc, Department of Junin, Peru, 3825 m elevation).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


In the Phrynopus peruanus group. Lehr, 2007, Zootaxa, 1485: 51-57, reported on new specimens. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 121-122, for brief account.

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