Phrynopus montium (Shreve, 1938)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Craugastoridae > Subfamily: Holoadeninae > 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 departments of Huánuco, Junín, and Pasco, Peru, 2600-2750 m elevation.


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.

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