Nymphargus siren (Lynch and Duellman, 1973)

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

Centrolenella siren Lynch and Duellman, 1973, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 16: 54. Holotype: KU 146610, by original designation. Type locality: "small tributary of the Río Salado, about 1 km upstream from the Río Coca, 1410 m, Provincia Napo, Ecuador".

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

Nymphargus sirenCisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 35.

English Names

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

Distribution

Amazonian slopes of Cordillera Oriental in Napo and Orellana provinces, Ecuador, and Departamento Putumayo, Colombia, to Ayacucho Province, southern Peru.

Comment

In the Cochranella ocellata group, according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1-30. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 63, discussed the species in Ecuador and noted the relevant literature. Mueses-Cisneros, 2005, Caldasia, 27: 232, provided a record for Putumayo, Colombia. 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: 217. See note by Guayasamin and Funk, 2009, Zootaxa, 2220: 41-66, on this species at the Yanayacu Biological Station, Napo, Ecuador.

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