Centrolene lynchi (Duellman, 1980)

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

Centrolenella lynchi Duellman, 1980, Trans. Kansas Acad. Sci., 83: 29. Holotype: KU 164691, by original designation. Type locality: "a stream 4 km northeast (by road) of Dos Ríos, Provincia Pichincha, Ecuador, 1140 m (00° 21′ S, 78° 54′ W)".

Centrolene lynchiRuiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 20.

English Names

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

Lynch's Glassfrog (Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 42). 


Elevations of 1520–1858 m on the Pacific slopes of the western Andes in Ecuador (provinces of Pichincha and Cotopaxi); western slope of the Cordillera Occidental in the Departamento de Risaralda, Colombia, at 1480 m elevation.


See comment under Centrolenella grandisonae. In the Centrolene peristictum group according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1-30. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 54, discussed the species in Ecuador and provided access to the relevant literature. See comments under Centrolene peristictum, Centrolene scirtetes, and Centrolene gemmatum. 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: 210. Catenazzi, von May, Gagliardi-Urrutia, Lehr, and Guayasamin, 2012, Zootaxa, 3388: 64, confirmed the placement of this species in CentroleneArteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 42–43, provided an account and map for Ecuador and noted the possibility that Centrolene scirtetes might be conspecific. 

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