Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

Phrynopus thompsoni is a moderately large Phrynopus (maximum SVL reached for females is 27.6, males of this species are unknown). Skin on dorsum is pustular; ventral side is coarsely areolate. First and second fingers are equal in length. Toes lack basal webbing but have lateral fringes; there are two metatarsal tubercles, with the inner slightly larger than the outer. The tarsus lacks tubercles and folds. Tympanic membrane and annulus, columella, and cavum tympanicum absent. Snout is acutely rounded in dorsal view and bluntly rounded laterally. Canthus rostralis is rounded. Interorbital distance ranges from 80.8-83.3% width of upper eyelid. Vomerine teeth are absent. Toes III and IV are equal. In preservative, specimens were dull brown dorsally with or without diffuse darker brown markings associated with pustules. There were no distinct bars on the limbs. Posterior surfaces of thighs tan with few small, irregular, brown spots. Color in life is unknown.

  • Duellman, W. E. (2000). ''Leptodactylid frogs of the genus Phrynopus in northern Peru with descriptions of three new species.'' Herpetologica, 56(3), 273-285.
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Distribution

Distribution and Habitat

P. thompsoni is only known from its type locality in the upper Rio Moche (Pacific) drainage in northern Peru.

  • Duellman, W. E. (2000). ''Leptodactylid frogs of the genus Phrynopus in northern Peru with descriptions of three new species.'' Herpetologica, 56(3), 273-285.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records:24
Specimens with Sequences:24
Specimens with Barcodes:11
Species:9
Species With Barcodes:8
Public Records:0
Public Species:0
Public BINs:0
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Conservation

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors

The frogs were found under granite boulders in a grassy meadow just below the puna.

  • Duellman, W. E. (2000). ''Leptodactylid frogs of the genus Phrynopus in northern Peru with descriptions of three new species.'' Herpetologica, 56(3), 273-285.
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Wikipedia

Phrynopus

Phrynopus is a genus of frogs of the Craugastoridae family. Their common name is Andes frogs. They are endemic to Peru and inhabit the upper humid montane forests and supra-treeline grasslands in the Cordillera Oriental, with one record from the Peruvian Cordillera Occidental.[1]

Species[edit]

There are 25 species in this genus:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Phrynopus Peters, 1873". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
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