Centrolene gemmatum (Flores, 1985)

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

Centrolenella gemmata Flores, 1985, J. Herpetol., 19: 313. Holotype: MCZ 104073, by original designation. Type locality: "San Francisco de las Pampas, 1500 m in elevation, Provincia Cotopaxi, Ecuador (00° 25′ S, 78° 57′ W, just NW of junction of Rio Las Juritas and Rio Toachi)".

Centrolene gemmatumRuiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 19.

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality (San Francisco de la Pampas, 1800 m elevation, Cotopaxi, Ecuador).


In the Centrolene peristictum group according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1-30. Cisneros-Heredia and Yánez-Muñoz, 2007, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 2: 6, and Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 52, suggested that Centrolene gemmatum is conspecific with Centrolene lynchi but did not make the formal change pending publication on this topic elsewhere. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 209.

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