Niceforonia adenobrachia (Ardila-Robayo, Ruiz-Carranza, and Barrera-Rodriguez, 1996)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Strabomantidae > Subfamily: Hypodactylinae > Genus: Niceforonia > Species: Niceforonia adenobrachia

Phrynopus adenobrachius Ardila-Robayo, Ruiz-Carranza, and Barrera-Rodriguez, 1996, Lozania, 67: 2. Holotype: ICN 0790, by original designation. Type locality: "Departamento del Tolima, municipio Herveo, vereda Albania, Páramo Letras, Km. 77–79 carretera Mariquita a Manizales, vertiente oriental, Cordillera Central, 5° 4.9′ latitud N, 75° 11.3′ W de Greenwich, 3100–3400 m. ", Colombia.

Niceforonia adenobrachiaHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 110.

English Names

None noted.


Western and eastern slope of the Cordillera Central from the type locality (Departamento del Tolima) and nearby on the border of Caldas, south to El Porvenir, municipality of Córdoba, Quindio, Colombia, 3100-3400 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Phrynopus flavomaculatus group according to the original publication. Ardila-Robayo, Maldonado-Silva, and Patricia-Montealegre, 2004, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Colombia: 283–286, provided an account and map. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Phrynopus adenobrachius) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 403. Romero-Garcia, Clavijo-Garzon, and Bernal-Bautista, 20115, Zootaxa, 4007: 298–300, reported on the advertisement call. Buitrago-González, López-Guzmán, and Vargas-Salinas, 2016, Check List, 12(1: 1845): 1–3, provided a record from El Porvenir, municipality of Córdoba, Quindio, Colombia. Rojas-Morales and Marín-Martínez, 2019, J. Threatened Taxa, 11: 13261–13277, discussed habitat preference and natural history in Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados, Caldas, Colombia.  

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