Nymphargus cochranae (Goin, 1961)

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

Cochranella cochranae Goin, 1961, Zool. Anz., 166: 97. Holotype: BMNH 1912.11.1.68, by original designation. Type locality: "El Topo, Rio Pastaza, Eastern Ecuador, 4200 feet".

Centrolenella cochranaeGoin, 1964, Herpetologica, 20: 6.

Cochranella cochranaeRuiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 21.

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

English Names

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


Lower Amazonian slopes of the Cordillera Occidental from southern to northern Ecuador and in adjacent Colombia (see comment), 400-800 m elevation.


In the Cochranella ocellata group according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1-30. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 51, summarized the relevant literature and suggested that the Colombian record required confirmation. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Cochranella cochranae) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 213.

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