Nymphargus megacheirus (Lynch and Duellman, 1973)

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

Centrolenella megacheira Lynch and Duellman, 1973, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 16: 36. Holotype: KU 143245, by original designation. Type locality: "16.5 km NNE of Santa Rosa, 1700 m. on Quito--Lago Agrio road, Provincia Napo, Ecuador".

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

Nymphargus megacheirusCisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 34.

English Names

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

Distribution

Amazonian slopes of Andes in Napo Province, Ecuador, and Departamento Putumayo, Colombia, 1300-1750 m elevation.

Comment

In the Cochranella ocellata group according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1-30. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 56, discussed the species in Ecuador and noted the relevant literature. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Cochranella megacheira) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 214.

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