Niceforonia lucida (Cannatella, 1984)

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

Phrynopus lucida Cannatella, 1984, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 113: 6. Holotype: KU 162435, by original designation. Type locality: "north slope of Abra Tapuna, 7 km N Mahuayura, 3710 m, Departamento Ayacucho, Peru".

Eleutherodactylus lucidaLehr, 2005, Herpetologica, 61: 204.

"Eleutherodactylus" lucidaHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: 4.

Isodactylus lucidaHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 108.

Hypodactylus lucidaHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1795: 67.

Niceforonia lucida — Acosta-Galvis, Streicher, Manuelli, Cuddy, and de Sá, 2018, Zootaxa, 4514: 494. 

English Names

Cannatella's Andes Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 83).


Andean Cordillera Oriental west of the Río Apurimac in Departamento Ayacucho, Peru, between 2970 and 3710 m.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


In the Phrynopus flavomaculatus group according to the original publication. The species name is a noun in apposition, according to the original publication. Lehr, 2005, Herpetologica, 61: 204, noted that this taxon is actually a member of the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) nigrovittatus group. Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104: 10092-10097, removed this species from nominal Eleutherodactylus but did not provide a new generic name; see comment under Hypodactylus. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Phrynopus lucida) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 406. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 83-84, for account.

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