Centrolene paezorum Ruiz-Carranza, Hernández-Camacho, and Ardila-Robayo, 1986

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

Centrolene paezorum Ruiz-Carranza, Hernández-Camacho, and Ardila-Robayo, 1986, Caldasia, 15: 437. Holotype: ICN 11866, by original designation. Type locality: "Carretera entre Popayán e Inzá (km 55-56) al NEE de Popayán, Municipio de Inzá, Departamento del Cauca, vertiente oriental de la Cordillera Central, Colombia, 3030 m."

English Names

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


Known only from the type locality on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Central in southern Colombia, 3030 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Centrolene geckoideum group, according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1-30. Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 43, suggested that the distinctiveness of this nominal species from Centrolene geckoideum requires confirmation. 

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