Centrolene scirtetes (Duellman and Burrowes, 1989)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Centrolenidae > Subfamily: Centroleninae > Genus: Centrolene > Species: Centrolene scirtetes

Centrolenella scirtetes Duellman and Burrowes, 1989, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 132: 6. Holotype: KU 202720, by original designation. Type locality: "1.4 km (by road) southwest of Tandayapa (00° 07′ S, 78° 40′ W), 1820 m, Provincia de Pichincha, Ecuador".

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

English Names

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


Known only from two localities at elevations of 1780 and 1820 m in the humid upper montane forest on the Pacific versant of northern Ecuador and extreme southern Colombia (Nariño).


In the Centrolene prosoblepon group, according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1-30. Cisneros-Heredia and Yánez-Muñoz, 2007, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 2: 6, and Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 54, suggested that Centrolene scirtetes is conspecific with Centrolene lynchi, but stopped short of a formal proposal pending the publication of ongoing research by others.

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