Nymphargus grandisonae (Cochran and Goin, 1970)

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

Centrolenella grandisonae Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 513. Holotype: BMNH 1910.7.11.68, by original designation. Type locality: "Pueblo Rico, [Departamento] Caldas [actually Risaralda], southwestern Colombia, 5000 feet altitude".

Centrolene grandisonaeRuiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 19.

Nymphargus grandisonaeGuayasamin, Castroviejo-Fisher, Trueb, Ayarzagüena, Rada, and Vilà, 2009, Zootaxa, 2100: 28.

English Names

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

Red-spotted Glassfrog (Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 49). 


In Colombia on the western slope of the Cordillera Central, 1900 to 2080 m elevation, in the Departments of Antioquia, Caldas, Risaralda, Tolimb, and Quindio; on the western slope of the Cordilera Occidental in the Departments of Valle del Cauda, Cauca, Nariño, and Risaralda. 1230 to 320 m elevation; in Ecuador found in Tandapi and Mindo, Provincia de Pichincha, 1140 to 1850 m elevation in cloud forest.  


As used by Lynch and Duellman, 1973, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 16: 1-66, this name applies to the species currently recognized as Centrolenella lynchi; see Duellman, 1980, Trans. Kansas Acad. Sci., 83: 26-32. In the Centrolene prosoblepon group according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1-30. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 52, discussed the species in Ecuador and provided access to the relevant literature. Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 49–50, provided an account and dot map for Ecuador. See account, photograph, and dot map by Vanegas-Guerrero, Ramírez-Castaño, and Guevara-Molina, 2014, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 2(2): 51–55. 

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