Hyalinobatrachium pellucidum (Lynch and Duellman, 1973)

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

Centrolenella pellucida Lynch and Duellman, 1973, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 16: 43. Holotype: KU 143298, by original designation. Type locality: "Río Azuela, 1740 m, Quito--Lago Agrio road, Provincia Napo, Ecuador".

Hyalinobatrachium pellucidumRuiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 24.

Hyalinobatrachium lemur Duellman and Schulte, 1993, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 155: 28. Holotype: KU 211768, by original designation. Type locality: "west slope of Abra Tangarana, 7 km (by road) northeast of San Juan de Pacaysapa (06° 12′ S, 76° 44′ W, 1080 m), Provincia Lamas, Departamento San Martín, Perú". Synonymy by Castroviejo-Fisher, Padial, Chaparro, Aguayo-Vedia, and De la Riva, 2009, Zootaxa, 2143: 36.

English Names

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

Ghost Glass Frog (Hyalinobatrachium lemur [no longer recognized]; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 47).

Distribution

Lower montane rainforest on the Amazonian Andean slopes, 523–1740 m elevation, provinces of Napo and Morona-Santiago, Ecuador, to the departments of San Martín and Cusco, Peru.

Comment

In the Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni group, according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1–30. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007 "2006", Herpetotropicos, Mérida, 3: 21–28, provided a map for Ecuador. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 56, discussed the species in Ecuador and noted the relevant literature. See comment under Hyalinobatrachium lemur. 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: 220. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 57, regarded Hyalinobatrachium lemur to be likely conspecific with Hyalinobatrachium pellucidum but did not make a formal change. Wen, Vazquez, and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2012, Zootaxa, 3480: 80–87, reported on the advertisement call. Twomey, Delia, and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2014, Zootaxa, 3851: 44–46, provided new distributional data for Peru and additional life history data. 

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