Rulyrana flavopunctata (Lynch and Duellman, 1973)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Centrolenidae > Subfamily: Centroleninae > Genus: Rulyrana > Species: Rulyrana flavopunctata

Centrolenella flavopunctata Lynch and Duellman, 1973, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 16: 25. Holotype: KU 121048, by original designation. Type locality: "Mera, Provincia Pastaza, Ecuador".

Cochranella flavopunctataRuiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 22.

Rulyrana flavopunctataGuayasamin, Castroviejo-Fisher, Trueb, Ayarzagüena, Rada, and Vilà, 2009, Zootaxa, 2100: 34.

English Names

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

Distribution

Lower Amazonian slopes of eastern Andes in Ecuador and adjacent Colombia (Boyacá, Caquetá, and Meta), 700-1800 m elevation, possibly into adjacent northern Peru.

Comment

In the Cochranella ocellata group according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1-30. Placed in the Cochranella spinosa group by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 365. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 51, summarized the relevant literature. Cisneros-Heredia, 2009, Check List, 5: 912-916, discussed the range and suggested that this species may be found in adjacent northern Peru.

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