Nymphargus mariae (Duellman and Toft, 1979)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Centrolenidae > Subfamily: Centroleninae > Genus: Nymphargus > Species: Nymphargus mariae

Centrolenella mariae Duellman and Toft, 1979, Herpetologica, 35: 66. Holotype: KU 174713, by original designation. Type locality: "Serranía de Sira, +/-1550 m, Departamento Huánuco, Perú".

Centrolenella puyoensis Flores and McDiarmid, 1989, Herpetologica, 45: 406. Holotype: MCZ 91187, by original designation. Type locality: "1.0 km W Puyo, Provincia de Pastaza, Ecuador, between 1000-1050 m elevation". Synonymy by Cisneros-Heredia and Guayasamin, 2014, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 54: 1. 

Cochranella mariaeRuiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 22; Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 34.

Cochranella puyoensis — Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 23; Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2006, Zootaxa, 1361: 21.

Centrolene mariaeDuellman and Schulte, 1993, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 155: 1–33.

Centrolene puyoensis — Duellman and Schulte, 1993, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 155: 1–33. Disagreement in gender.

Centrolene puyoense — Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 211.

Nymphargus puyoensis — Guayasamin, Castroviejo-Fisher, Trueb, Ayarzagüena, Rada, and Vilà, 2009, Zootaxa, 2100: 28.

Nymphargus mariae — Guayasamin, Castroviejo-Fisher, Trueb, Ayarzagüena, Rada, and Vilà, 2009, Zootaxa, 2100: 28.

English Names

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

Puyo Giant Glass Frog (Nymphargus puyoensis [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 46).

Distribution

Cloud forest in the Serranía de Sira, Huánuco, Peru, and  lower montane wet forest at the type locality (near Puyo, Pastaza, Ecuador), 1000-1050 m elevation.

Comment

In the Centrolene mariae group according to Flores and McDiarmid, 1989, Herpetologica, 45: 401–411. Considered to be in the Cochranella ocellata group by Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1–30, but this was rejected by Duellman and Schulte, 1993, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 155: 1–33, who transferred this species to Centrolene. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 34, suggested that this taxon may be conspecific with Cochranella puyoense. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Centrolene mariae and Centrolene puyoensis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 210–211.

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