Niceforonia nana Goin and Cochran, 1963

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

Niceforonia nana Goin and Cochran, 1963, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 31: 499. Holotype: USNM 150643 (formerly MLS 142). Type locality: "Colombia, Santander, Páramo de la Rusia".

Phrynopus nanusLynch, 1975, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 35: 20.

English Names

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


Páramos of the central region of the Cordillera Oriental in the departments of Boyacá, Santander, and Norte de Santander, Colombia, 3000 to 3850 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


See account by Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 478-480.

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