Noblella lochites (Lynch, 1976)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Strabomantidae > Subfamily: Holoadeninae > Genus: Noblella > Species: Noblella lochites

Euparkerella lochites Lynch, 1976, Herpetologica, 32: 49. Holotype: KU 147070, by original designation. Type locality: "the Río Piuntza locality on the northern end of the Cordillera del Condor, Morona-Santiago, Prov., Ecuador, 1550 m (approximately 3° 15′ S, 78° 20′ W)".

Phyllonastes lochitesHeyer, 1977, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 31: 152; Lynch, 1986, J. Herpetol., 20: 426.

Noblella lochitesDe la Riva, Chaparro, and Padial, 2008, Zootaxa, 1685: 68.

English Names

Ecuador Leaf Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 83).


Moderate elevations on the Amazonian slopes of the Andes and Cordillera del Cóndor and the Cordillera de Cutucú in Ecuador (provinces of Pastaza, Zamora Chinchipe, and Morona Santiago); presumably to be found in the Cordillera del Condor in adjacent Amazonas, Peru (see comment), 90–1700 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Likely/Controversially Present: Peru

Endemic: Ecuador


See Duellman and Lynch, 1988, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 140: 125–142. See Duellman and Wild, 1993, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 157: 1–53, for discussion of distribution. Cisneros-Heredia and Reynolds, 2007, Herpetozoa, Wien, 19: 184–186, provided a record for the Peruvian part of the Cordillera del Cóndor, although Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 94–95, disputed the identification, although they suggested that the species was likely to be found in that part of Peru. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Phyllonastes lochites) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 623. Harvey, Almendáriz C., Brito-M., and Batallas-Revelo, 2013, Zootaxa, 3635: 1–14, provided an account of the species along with photographs. Batallas-Revelo and Brito-M., 2014, Avanc. Cienc. Ingen., Quito, Secc. B,, 6: 6–8, reported on advertisement call. 

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