Hyalinobatrachium iaspidiense (Ayarzagüena, 1992)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Centrolenidae > Subfamily: Hyalinobatrachinae > Genus: Hyalinobatrachium > Species: Hyalinobatrachium iaspidiense

Centrolenella iaspidiensis Ayarzagüena, 1992, Publ. Asoc. Amigos Doñana, 1: 23. Holotype: EBD 28803, by original designation. Type locality: "Quebrada Jaspe. San Ignacio de Yuruaní. Edo. Bolivar. Venezuela."

Centrolene iaspidiensisDuellman, 1993, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 21: 50. Unintended combination.

Hyalinobatrachium iaspidienseMyers and Donnelly, 1997, Am. Mus. Novit., 3213: 16.

Hyalinobatrachium nouraguensis Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 74. Holotype: MNHNP 1999.8604, by original designation. Type locality: "Saut Arataye (environs du camp de base) Réserve des Nouragues (bassin de l'Approuague), Guyane française". Incorrect original spelling. Synonymy by Yánez-Muñoz, Pérez-Peña, and Cisneros-Heredia, 2009, Herpetol. Notes, 2: 50.

Hyalinobatrachium nouraguenseKok and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2008, Zootaxa, 1680: 25. Correction of gender of species name.

English Names

Yuruani Glass Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 47).


The Guiana region of Venezuela, central Guyana, Surinam (Sipaliwini District), and French Guiana, as well as from Sucumbios and Napo Provinces, Ecuador, the Department of Loreto, Peru, Amazonas (Municipality of Presidente Figueiredo). Amapa, Para, and Mato Grosso (Rio Cristalino region), Brazil; presumably to be found in adjacent Colombia.


Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 29, suggested that Hyalinobatrachium nouraguense might be a junior synonym. Yánez-Muñoz, Pérez-Peña, and Cisneros-Heredia, 2009, Herpetol. Notes, 2: 49-52, provided records from Sucumbios Province, Ecuador, and the Province of Ramon Casilla, Department of Loreto, Peru (on the Brazil border), and Mato Grosso, Brazil (based on unpublished records of L. Vitt and J. Caldwell), suggested the species to be widespread in the upper Amazon Basin, and placed Hyalinobatrachium nouraguense in synonymy. Guayasamin and North, 2009, Check List, 5: 526-529, provided a record for Napo Province, Ecuador, and suggested that this species and Hyalinobatrachium mesai will be found to be conspecific. First Brazilian record (as Hyalinobatrachium nouraguense) and comment on range provided by Cordeiro-Duarte, Sanaiotti, Duarte, and Pereira, 2002, Herpetol. Rev., 33: 220. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 29, suggested that Hyalinobatrachium nouraguense could be a synonym of Hyalinobatrachium iaspidiense. Kok and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2008, Zootaxa, 1680: 48, provided the first record (as Hyalinobatrachium nouraguense) for Surinam. Señaris and Ayarzagüena, 2005, Rev. Taxonom. Fam. Centrolenidae de Venezuela: 193-200, provided a review of the morphology, natural history, and range of this species in Venezuela. Castroviejo-Fisher, Vilà, Ayarzagüena, Blanc, and Ernst, 2011, Zootaxa, 3132: 1-55, provided an account and taxonomic discussion. See account for Surinam population by Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 80-81. See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 382-383, for brief account and records for Guyana. Silva e Silva and Costa-Campos, 2016, Check List, 12 (2: 1849): 1-3, reported on the species in Amapá, Brazil, and mapped and discussed the range. 

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