Phrynopus pesantesi Lehr, Lundberg, and Aguilar, 2005

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

Phrynopus pesantesi Lehr, Lundberg, and Aguilar, 2005, Copeia, 2005: 486. Holotype: MUSM 19857, by original designation. Type locality: "Peru, Departamento de Pasco, Provincia de Pasco, Distrito de Huachon, approximately 8 km (airline) NNE of the village Huachon, during early afternoon under a stone near to Laguna Quimaccocha . . . , 10° 33′ 01.1″ S, 75° 54′ 09.0″ W, 4390 m elevation".

English Names

None noted.


Elevations of 4280-4390 m on the southern slopes of the snow-caped mountain peaks of Huaguruncho and Tarata, Provincia de Pasco, Departamento de Pasco, Peru.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 122-123, for brief account.

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