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Espadarana andina (Rivero, 1968)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Centrolenidae > Subfamily: Centroleninae > Genus: Espadarana > Species: Espadarana andina

Centrolenella andina Rivero, 1968, Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 28: 317. Holotype: MCZ 72502, by original designation. Type locality: "La Azulita, 1050 m, Estado Mérida, Venezuela".

Centrolenella lentiginosa Rivero, 1985, Brenesia, 23: 341. Holotype: UPRM 5558, by original designation. Type locality: "Guacharaquita, entre La Grita y P[ára]mo. de la Negra, 1768 m, Edo. Táchira, Venezuela". Synonymy by Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1995, Lozania, 64: 1.

Centrolene andinumRuiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 19.

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

Espadarana andinaGuayasamin, Castroviejo-Fisher, Trueb, Ayarzagüena, Rada, and Vilà, 2009, Zootaxa, 2100: 33.

English Names

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

Distribution

Northern slopes of Mérida Andes and Sierra de Perijá, western Venezuela, and the western slope of the Cordillera Oriental in the departments of Norte de Santander and Cundinamarca, Colombia 1630-2200 m elevation.

Comment

In the Centrolene prosoblepon group according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1-30. See account by Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1995, Lozania, 64: 1-11. Lynch and Renjifo, 2001, Guia Anf. Rept. Bogota: 38, presented a brief account and photograph. Señaris and Ayarzagüena, 2005, Rev. Taxonom. Fam. Centrolenidae de Venezuela: 67-78, provided a review of the morphology, natural history, and range of this species (as Centrolene andinum). Rada and Guayasamin, 2008, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 48: 97-99, provided a range extension in Colombia. Rojas-Runjaic, Infante-Rivero, and Cabello, 2012, Check List, 8: 819-825, provided a number of new localities in Venezuela.

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