Nymphargus buenaventura (Cisneros-Heredia and Yánez-Muñoz, 2007)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Centrolenidae > Subfamily: Centroleninae > Genus: Nymphargus > Species: Nymphargus buenaventura

Cochranella buenaventura Cisneros-Heredia and Yánez-Muñoz, 2007, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 2: 2. Holotype: DHMECN 3563, by original designation. Type locality: "Reserva Buenaventura (03° 38′ S, 79° 45′ W, 1200 m elevation) canton Piñas, Provincia de El Oro, República del Ecuador".

Nymphargus buenaventuraCisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 34.

English Names

None noted.


Known from the type locality in the Reserve Buenaventura as well as 48.5 km south of there in the foothills of the Cordillera de Chilla, which is part of the Cordillera Occidental, Province of El Oro, southwestern Ecuador, 1200 m elevation.


In the Cochranella griffithsi clade according to the original publication, along with Nymphargus cariticommata, Nymphargus griffithsi, and Nymphargus wileyi. Yánez-Muñoz, Sánchez-L., López, Rea-S., Meza-Ramos, Oyagata-C., and Guerrero, 2014, Avanc. Cienc. Ingen., Quito, Secc. B,, 6: 2–5, provided a second record of the species in Ecuador. 

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