Centrolene notosticta Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991

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

Centrolene notostictum Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 58: 13. Holotype: ICN 12632, by original designation. Type locality: "Departamento de Santander, vertiente occidental de la Cordillera Oriental, municipio de Charalá, Virolín (=Inspección de Policía de Cañaverales), sitio "El Encino" ca. cabaceras Río Luisito, 6° 13′ Latitud N, 73° 05′ W de Greenwich, 1750 m.", Colombia.

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

English Names

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


On the western slope of the Eastern Andes, from Chinácaota (Norte de Santander), south through Santander and eastern Tolima to the municipality of Fusagasugá (Cundinamarca), Colombia, 1661-2440 m elevation; Sierra de Perijá, Zulia, Venezula.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Venezuela


In the Centrolene prosoblepon group according to the original publication. Rojas-Runjaic, Infante-Rivero, and Cabello, 2012, Check List, 8: 819-825, provided Venezuelan records and commented on the range. Viuche-Lozano, Enciso-Calle, and Bernal-Bautista, 2018, Zootaxa, 4377: 575–576, reported on the advertisement call and provided a record for Tolima, Colombia. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 21, for comments on range and literature. 

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