Noblella worleyae Reyes-Puig, Maynard, Trageser, Vieira, Hamilton, Lynch, Culebras, Kohn, Brito, and Guayasamin, 2020

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

Noblella worleyae Reyes-Puig, Maynard, Trageser, Vieira, Hamilton, Lynch, Culebras, Kohn, Brito-M., and Guayasamin, 2020, Neotropical Biodiversity, 6: 164. Holotype: ZSFQ 551, by original designation. Type locality: "Río Manduriacu Reserve (0.312057°N, 78.854330°W; 1184 m, . . . ), Cantón Cotacachi, Imbabura Province", Ecuador. Zoobank publication registration: 04BB1FF5-A8BD-43E4-BE10-F2BE767ACFE3

English Names

Worley's Leaf Frog (original publication). 


Known from several localities within the Río Manduriacu Reserve and the Los Cedros Biological Reserve, Cantón Cotacachi, Imbabura province, Ecuador, at elevations between 1184 and 1701 m. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


The generic assignment of this species is controversial, given the mtDNA tree, according to the original publication. Reyes-Puig, Guayasamin, Koch, Brito-Zapata, Hollanders, Costales, and Cisneros-Heredia, 2021, Acta Herpetol., Firenze, 16: 74–82, provided new localities and discussed osteology and molecular phylogenetics. 

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