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"Centrolene" medemi (Cochran and Goin, 1970)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Centrolenidae > Subfamily: Centroleninae > Species: "Centrolene" medemi

Centrolenella medemi Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 511. Holotype: USNM 152277, by original designation. Type locality: "Puerto Asís, upper Río Putumayo, [Comisaria] Putumayo, Colombia".

Centrolene medemiRuiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 20.

"Centrolene" medemiGuayasamin, Castroviejo-Fisher, Trueb, Ayarzagüena, Rada, and Vilà, 2009, Zootaxa, 2100: 57.

English Names

Medem [sic] Giant Glass Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 46).

Distribution

Colombia (eastern slope of the Eastern Andes in Caquetá and the western slope of the Eastern Andes in Tolima) and adjacent Ecuador (Napo Province).

Comment

In the Centrolene geckoideum group according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1-30. Ruiz-Carranza, Ardila-Robayo, and Lynch, 1996, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 20: 370, rejected records from Amazonia. Suárez-Mayorga, 1999, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 23: 395-405, rediagnosed the species. Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, Yánez-Muñoz, and Bustamante, 2006, Check List, 2(1): 70-75, discussed the range and provided new records for Ecuador. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 56, discussed the species in Ecuador and provided access to the relevant literature. Guayasamin, Castroviejo-Fisher, Trueb, Ayarzagüena, Rada, and Vilà, 2009, Zootaxa, 2100: 57, regarded this species as incertae sedis within Centroleninae.

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