Cochranella mache Guayasamin and Bonaccorso, 2004

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Centrolenidae > Subfamily: Centroleninae > Genus: Cochranella > Species: Cochranella mache

Cochranella mache Guayasamin and Bonaccorso, 2004, Herpetologica, 60: 486. Holotype: QCAZ 22412, by original designation. Type locality: "Riachuelo La Ducha (0° 20′ 41″ N, 79° 42′ 36″ W; 510 m), tributary of Río Aguacatal, Reserva Biológica Bilsa, 27.4 km W (airline distance) of the town of Quinindé, Montañas del Mache, Provincia Esmeraldas, Ecuador".

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the three localities in seasonal evergreen forest on the northern Pacific lowands below 500 m elevation, Provincia Esmeraldas, Ecuador, ca. 510 m elevation, and ca. 700 km to the north in the municipality of Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca, and municipality of Dabeida, Antioquia, and in nearby Chocó, Colomba.


In the Cochranella granulosa group according to the original publication. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 43, suggested that this species may actually be a synonym of Cochranella resplendens, and on page 54 discussed the species in Ecuador and provided access to the relevant literature. Cisneros-Heredia, Delia, Yánez-Muñoz, and Ortega-Andrade, 2008, Herpetozoa, Wien, 21: 57-66, discussed intraspecific variation and natural history. 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: 214. Jaramillo-Martinez, Valencia-Zuleta, Cardona-Botero, Castro-Herrera, and Cisneros-Heredia, 2015, Herpetol. Notes, 8: 161–163, provided records from Chocó, Antioquia, and Valle del Cauca, Colombia. 

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