Noblella peruviana (Noble, 1921)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Craugastoridae > Subfamily: Holoadeninae > Genus: Noblella > Species: Noblella peruviana

Sminthillus peruvianus Noble, 1921, Am. Mus. Novit., 29: 1. Holotype: AMNH 14526, by original designation. Type locality: "near Juliaca, [Departamento Puno,] Peru". In error and most probably "Inca Mine, near Santo Domingo de Carabaya", Puno, Peru, according to De la Riva, Chaparro, and Padial, 2008, Zootaxa, 1685: 67-68. Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 408, suggested that the correct type locality is "Abra Accanacu, Paucartambo, in the department of Cusco", Peru, but this population is now referred to Psychrophrynella usurpator (I. De la Riva, personal commun.).

Noblella peruvianaBarbour, 1930, Zoologica, New York, 11: 81. Griffiths, 1959, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 132: 477; De la Riva, Chaparro, and Padial, 2008, Zootaxa, 1685: 68.

Eleutherodactylus peruvianusLynch, 1971, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 53: 148.

Phrynopus peruvianusLynch, 1975, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 35: 36. (Based on misidentifications; see comment.)

English Names

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

Distribution

Known only from the Abra Accanacu, Paucartambo, Departamento Cusco, Peru, 2800-3500 m elevation.

Comment

Bolivan record (as Phrynopus peruvianus) supplied by Köhler, 1995, Herpetofauna, Weinstadt, 17: 6, based on a specimen of Pleurodema marmorata according to Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 61. Lehr, 2006, Herpetologica, 62: 338, implied that this species is a member of Phyllonastes but did not make the generic change. De la Riva, Chaparro, and Padial, 2008, Zootaxa, 1685: 67-68, noted that the frogs described by Lynch, 1975, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 35: 36, as Phrynopus peruvianus are not of this species. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Phrynopus peruvianus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 408; the photograph provided in this publication of "Phrynopus peruvianus" is actually Psychrophrynella usurpator according to I. De la Riva (personal commun). See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 95, for brief account.

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