Two new species of frogs of the genus Phrynopus (Anura: Terrarana: Craugastoridae) from the Peruvian Andes

Edgar Lehr, Germán Germán Chávez, Roy Santa-Cruz, Daniel Rodriguez

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We describe two new species of Phrynopus from the western and eastern Andes of northern and central Peru. One of them occurs in the Andean highlands of La Libertad region and is described from 20 specimens. This species can be differentiated from other Phrynopus species that lack a tympanum by the following combination of characters: skin of dorsum shagreen with scattered low tubercles; skin of venter smooth; no tubercles on upper eyelids; dentigerous process of vomers absent; vocal slits and nuptial pads absent; finger I slightly shorter than finger II; toe V slightly longer than toe III; and maximum SVL of females is 31.2 mm. The other species is described from three individuals found under moss-covered floors in the cloud forest of the Cordillera de Carpish,
Huánuco region. It can be easily distinguished from other Phrynopus species by its vermilion red coloration on dorsum and venter.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalAmphibian Reptile Conservation
StatePublished - Oct 2015


  • Central Peru
  • Cordillera de Carpish
  • La Libertad
  • Huánuco
  • taxonomy


  • Life Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Zoology
  • Biology

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