Niceforonia columbiana (Werner, 1899)

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

Borborocoetes columbianus Werner, 1899, Verh. Zool. Bot. Ges. Wien, 49: 480. Type(s): Formerly ZIUG, lost according to Böhme and Bischoff, 1984, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 19: 167, and Böhme, 2014, Mertensiella, 21: 86. Type locality: "Monte Redondo, Buenavista", Departamento Cundinamarca or Meta, Colombia, 1000-1300 m. Locality regarded as questionable by Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 109.

Eupsophus columbianusGorham, 1966, Das Tierreich, 85: 115.

Niceforonia columbianaLynch, 1968, Herpetologica, 24: 289-300. Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 110.

Phrynopus columbianusLynch, 1975, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 35: 41.

English Names

Colombian Andes Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 82).


Known only from the type locality (the sole specimen now lost) (Monte Redondo, Buenavista, Department of Cundinamarca or Meta, Colombia, 1000-1300 m elevation).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia

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