Centrolene altitudinalis (Rivero, 1968)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Centrolenidae > Subfamily: Centroleninae > Genus: Centrolene > Species: Centrolene altitudinalis

Centrolenella altitudinalis Rivero, 1968, Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 28: 319. Holotype: MCZ 72500, by original designation. Type locality: "Quebrada cerca de Río Albarregas, 2.400 m., Estado Mérida, Venezuela".

Centrolene altitudinalisRuiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 19; Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 19. 


English Names

Mountain Giant Glass Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 46).


High gradiant streams of the drainage of the Rio Alberregas, Mérida state, Venezuela, 1975–2400 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


In the Centrolene prosoblepon group according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1–30. Señaris and Ayarzagüena, 2005, Rev. Taxonom. Fam. Centrolenidae de Venezuela: 56–66, provided a review of the morphology, natural history, and range of this species. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 19–20, for comments on range and literature. See taxonomic comments by Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 33–34.  

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