Centrolene ballux (Duellman and Burrowes, 1989)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Centrolenidae > Subfamily: Centroleninae > Genus: Centrolene > Species: Centrolene ballux

Centrolenella ballux Duellman and Burrowes, 1989, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 132: 2. Holotype: KU 164725, by original designation. Type locality: "14 km (by road) west of Chiriboa (00° 18′ S, 78° 49′ W), 1960 m, Provincia de Pichincha, Ecuador".

Centrolene balluxRuiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 19; Catenazzi, von May, Gagliardi-Urrutia, Lehr, and Guayasamin, 2012, Zootaxa, 3388: 64.

"Centrolene" ballaxGuayasamin, Castroviejo-Fisher, Trueb, Ayarzagüena, Rada, and Vilà, 2009, Zootaxa, 2100: 54.

English Names

Burrowes' Giant Glass Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 46).

Golden-flecked Glassfrog (Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 38). 


Known only from six disjunct localities in humid upper montane forest at elevations of 1700 to 2340 m on the Pacific versant of the Cordillera Occidental in southern Colombia (Department of Nariño) and northern Ecuador (Province of Pichincha, 1900-1960 m elevation).


 Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 38–40, provided an account and map for Ecuador. 

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