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"Cochranella" megista (Rivero, 1985)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Centrolenidae > Subfamily: Centroleninae > Species: "Cochranella" megista

Centrolenella megista Rivero, 1985, Brenesia, 23: 353. Holotype: MHNCSJ 0294, by original designation; lost according to Rada and Guayasamin, 2008, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 48: 93, who designated MHNCSJ 0291 as neotype. Type locality: "Urrao, Parque Las Orquídeas (Polo), 1700-1800 m, Antioquia, Colombia". Neotype is from the original type locality.

Centrolenella megistra Rivero, 1985, Brenesia, 23: 353. Incorrect original spelling according to Rada and Guayasamin, 2008, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 48: 92.

Cochranella megistraRuiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 22.

Cochranella megistaRada and Guayasamin, 2008, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 48: 92.

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

English Names

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

Distribution

Western slope of the Cordillera Occidental in Antioquia, Risaralda, Valle de Cauca, and Chocó departments, Colombia (4° 50′ N-7° 20′ N), 1700-2100 m elevation.

Comment

In the Cochranella ocellata group according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1-30. Placed in the Cochranella spinosa group by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 365. See account by Rada and Guayasamin, 2008, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 48: 89-101. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Cochranella megistra) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 613. Guayasamin, Castroviejo-Fisher, Trueb, Ayarzagüena, Rada, and Vilà, 2009, Zootaxa, 2100: 57, considered this species to be incertae sedis within Centroleninae.

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