Cochranella resplendens (Lynch and Duellman, 1973)

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

Centrolenella resplendens Lynch and Duellman, 1973, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 16: 51. Holotype: KU 118053, by original designation. Type locality: "Santa Cecilia, 340 m, Provincia Napo, Ecuador".

Cochranella resplendensRuiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 23.

English Names

Resplendent Cochran Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 47).

Distribution

Upper Amazon Basin in Ecuador, Peru, and southwestern Colombia (Putumayo), below 900 m elevation; an apparently disjunct population on the eastern slope of the central Andes in the Departamento Antioquia, Colombia, at 1309 and 1699 m elevation. 

Comment

In the Cochranella granulosa group, according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1-30. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 42, commented on the distinctiveness of Cochranella resplendens from Cochranella ritae; on page 62 they discussed the species in Ecuador. See comments under Cochranella phryxa and Cochranella mache. Torres-Gastello, Suárez-Segovia, and Cisneros-Heredia, 2007, J. Natl. Mus. Prague, Nat. Hist. Ser., 176: 11, provided a record for Peru. 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: 215. Molina-Zuluaga, Cano, Restrepo, Rada, and Daza-R., 2017, Zootaxa, 4238: 268–274, reported an apparently disjunct population on the eastern slope of the central Andes in the Departamento Antioquia, Colombia, at 1309 and 1699 m elevation. 

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