Teratohyla midas (Lynch and Duellman, 1973)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Centrolenidae > Subfamily: Centroleninae > Genus: Teratohyla > Species: Teratohyla midas

Centrolenella midas Lynch and Duellman, 1973, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 16: 38. Holotype: KU 123219, by original designation. Type locality: "Santa Cecilia, 340 m, Provincia Napo, Ecuador".

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

Teratohyla midasGuayasamin, Castroviejo-Fisher, Trueb, Ayarzagüena, Rada, and Vilà, 2009, Zootaxa, 2100: 37.

English Names

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

Midas' Glassfrog (Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 233). 


Amazon Basin in northeastern Ecuador, eastern Peru, southern Colombia (Amazonas and Caquetá), Amazonian Brazil in (western Rondônia, Amazonas, Amapá, and western Acre), Amazonian Bolivia (Pando); French Guiana and another in extreme western Maranhão, Brazil; presumably to be found in northern Amazonian Bolivia. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru


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. Duellman, 1978, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 65: 183–184, provided a brief account including characterization of call and tadpole. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2005, Check List, 1(1): 20, provided discussed the range and provided new Ecuadorian localities. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 56, discussed the species in Ecuador and noted the relevant literature. Kok and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2008, Zootaxa, 1680: 25–53, provided records for French Guiana formerly misidentified as Cochranella oyampiensis. França and Venâncio, 2010, Biotemas, 23: 71–84, provided a record for the municipality of Boca do Acre, Amazonas, with a brief discussion of the range. Melo-Sampaio and Oliveira, 2013, Herpetol. Rev., 44:104, provided a record from the Porto Velho district of Rondônia, western Brazil. Pontes and Mattedi, 2013, Check List, 9: 1590–1591, provided a record for Maranhão, Brazil, and provided a range map. Twomey, Delia, and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2014, Zootaxa, 3851: 55, provided additional call information.  Melo-Sampaio and Souza, 2015, Check List, 11 (Art. 1681): 1–6, provided a records from Parque Nacional da Serra do Divisor, Acre, Brazil, and briefly discussed the range. Araújo, Pansonato, Oliveira, Morais, Carvalho, and Ávila, 2018, Check List, 14: 303–308, reported on advertisement call and provided new records from Brazil. Rojas-Padilla, Rios-Alva, and Gagliardi-Urrutia, 2019, Herpetol. Notes, 12: 461–472, provided records for Allpahuayo_Mishana National Reserve, Peru, and a dot map for the Upper Amazon Basin. Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 233–235, provided a detailed account, including adult morphology, advertisement call, relationships, natural history, and conservation status.  See brief account for the Manu region, Peru, by Villacampa-Ortega, Serrano-Rojas, and Whitworth, 2017, Amph. Manu Learning Cent.: 48–49. Taucce, Costa-Campos, Carvalho, and Michalski, 2022, Eur. J. Taxon., 836: 96–130, reported on distribution, literature, and conservation status for Amapá, Brazil. Lescure, Dewynter, Frétey, Ineich, Ohler, Vidal, and De Massary, 2022, Bull. Soc. Herpetol. France, 181(5): 1–7, confirmed the species in French Guiana. Gagliardi-Urrutia, García Dávila, Jaramillo-Martinez, Rojas-Padilla, Rios-Alva, Aguilar-Manihuari, Pérez-Peña, Castroviejo-Fisher, Simões, Estivals, Guillen Huaman, Castro Ruiz, Angulo Chávez, Mariac, Duponchelle, and Renno, 2022, Anf. Loreto: 58–59, provided a brief account, photograph, dot map, and genetic barcode for Loreto, Peru. Rivas, Muñoz-Saravia, Eversole, Powell, and Moreno-Aulo, 2024, Check List, 20: 559–563, provided a record from the Department of Pando, Amazonian Bolivia, and discussed the range.    

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