Hyalinobatrachium talamancae (Taylor, 1952)

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

Cochranella talamancae Taylor, 1952, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 35: 781. Holotype: KU 30887, according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 195 (not KU 4143 as originally stated, 4143 is the R.C. Taylor field number). Type locality: "Moravia [de Chirripó, Cantón de Turrialba, Provincia Cartago], Costa Rica, Caribbean drainage". Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 98, commented on the type locality.

Centrolenella talamancaeStarrett and Savage, 1973, Bull. S. California Acad. Sci., 72: 57–8.

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

English Names

Talamanca Glass Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 48).


Known only from the Moravia de Chirripó in the premontane zone of southeastern Costa Rica. 


In the Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni group, according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1-30. Kubicki, 2006, Brenesia, 66: 25-30, reported on new collections of this species. Kubicki, 2007, Glass Frogs Costa Rica: 230-249, provided an account and detailed range map for Costa Rica. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 121–125, compared the species of Central America and provided an identification key, maps, and photographs.

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