Centrolene daidalea (Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991)

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

Cochranella daidalea Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 59: 4. Holotype: ICN 18008, by original designation. Type locality: "Departamento de Cundinamarca, municipio de Albán, vereda Las Marías, Granja Infantil del Padre Luna, vertiente occidente de la Cordillera Oriental, 4° 45′ 56″ Latitud N, 74° 26′ W de Greenwich, 2060 m.", Colombia.

Centrolene daidaleumGuayasamin, Castroviejo-Fisher, Trueb, Ayarzagüena, Rada, and Vilà, 2009, Zootaxa, 2100: 26.

Centrolene daidalea — Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 19. 

English Names

Alban Cochran Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 47).


Wet forests on the western slope of the Cordillera Oriental of Colombia in the departments of Boyacá, Cundinamarca, César, and Santander, between 1600 and 2060 m; also reported from the eastern slope of the Sierra de Perija, Zulia, Venezuela, 800-1832 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Venezuela


In the Cochranella granulosa group according to the original publication. Daza-R. and Barrientos, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 198-199, provided a record and outlined the known range. Rada and Guayasamin, 2008, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 48: 99, provided the record for Boyacá, Colombia. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 213. Rojas-Runjaic, Infante-Rivero, Señaris, and Cabello, 2010, Check List, 6: 460-462, reported the species in Venezuela and provided a spot map. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 20–21, for comments on range and literature. 

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