Lynchius parkeri (Lynch, 1975)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Craugastoridae > Subfamily: Holoadeninae > Genus: Lynchius > Species: Lynchius parkeri

Phrynopus parkeri Lynch, 1975, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 35: 21. Holotype: KU 135278, by original designation. Type locality: "the summit of the cordillera between Chanchaque [= Canchaque] and Huancabamba, Depto. Piura, Perú, 3100 m".

Lynchius parkeriHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 109.

English Names

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


Elevations of 2770–3100 m in cloud forest and páramo of the Cordillera de Huancabamba, Departmento Piura, northern Peru, into adjacent Ecuador.


In the Phrynopus flavomaculatus group. See comment under Phrynopus flavomaculatus. See Duellman and Wild, 1993, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 157: 1-53, for additional specimens and Duellman, 2000, Herpetologica, 56: 277-278, for account. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Phrynopus parkeri) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 407. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 89-90, for brief account. See account by Motta, Chaparro, Pombal, Guayasamin, De la Riva, and Padial, 2016, Herpetol. Monogr., 30: 130–131. 

External links:

Please note: these links will take you to external websites not affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History. We are not responsible for their content.