Centrolene ballux (Duellman and Burrowes, 1989)

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

Centrolenella ballux Duellman and Burrowes, 1989, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 132: 2. Holotype: KU 164725, by original designation. Type locality: "14 km (by road) west of Chiriboa (00° 18′ S, 78° 49′ W), 1960 m, Provincia de Pichincha, Ecuador".

Centrolene balluxRuiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 19; Catenazzi, von May, Gagliardi-Urrutia, Lehr, and Guayasamin, 2012, Zootaxa, 3388: 64.

"Centrolene" balluxGuayasamin, Castroviejo-Fisher, Trueb, Ayarzagüena, Rada, and Vilà, 2009, Zootaxa, 2100: 54.

English Names

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

Golden-flecked Glassfrog (Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 38). 

Gold-dust Glassfrog (Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 24). 


Known from six localities in the cloud forests of Carchi, Imbabura, Pichincha, and Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas provinces (Ecuador) and one in the department of Nariño (Colombia) on the Pacific slopes of the Cordillera Occidental of the Andes at elevation between 1780 and 2340 m 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Ecuador


 Márquez, De la Riva, and Bosch, 1996, Herpetol. J., 6: 97–99, described the advertisement call. Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 38–40, provided an account and map for Ecuador. See account by Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 24–28, provided a detailed account, including adult morphology, advertisement call, relationships, natural history, and conservation status.

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