Centrolene antioquiensis (Noble, 1920)

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

Centrolenella antioquiensis Noble, 1920, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 42: 444. Holotype: AMNH 1354, by original designation. Type locality: "Santa Rita Creek, fourteen miles north of village of Mesopotamia, in the southern part of the Department of Antioquia, Colombia".

Centrolene antioquiensisTaylor, 1951, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 64: 34; Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 19; Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 19. 

English Names

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


Elevations of 1850–2450 m on the northern and eastern slopes of the Cordillera Central in the departments of Antioquia, Caldas, and Tolima, Colombia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Centrolene prosoblepon group according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1-30. See account by Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1997, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 21: 541-553. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 612. Rivera-Correa, 2010, Check List, 6: 220-221, detailed the range and provided a spot map. See detailed account by Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 59–64, questioned the distinctiveness of this nominal species from Centrolene peristicta. Duarte-Marín, Rada, Rivera-Correa, Caorsi, Barona-Cortés, González-Durán, and Vargas-Salinas, 2023, Bioacoustics, 32: 143–180, reported on the advertisement call. 

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