Centrolene peristicta (Lynch and Duellman, 1973)

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

Centrolenella peristicta Lynch and Duellman, 1973, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 16: 45. Holotype: KU 118051, by original designation. Type locality: "Tandapi, 1460 m, Provincia Pichincha, Ecuador".

Centrolene peristictumRuiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 20.

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

English Names

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

Dappled Glassfrog (Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 44). 


Pacific slope of the Cordillera Occidental of the Andes in in Colombia (Antioquia) to into Ecuador (Carchi, Pichincha, and Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas) at elevations between 1380 and 1900 m.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Ecuador


In the Centrolene peristictum group according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1-30. Cisneros-Heredia and Yánez-Muñoz, 2007, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 2: 6, suggested that this species is almost indistinguishable from Centrolene lynchi, and warranting further study. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2005, Check List, 1(1): 18, provided a discussion of the range and new Ecuadorian localities. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 57-58, discussed the species in Ecuador and noted the relevant literature. 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: 210. Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 44–45, provided an account for Ecuador. Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 59–64, provided a detailed account, including adult morphology, advertisement call, relationships, natural history, and conservation status, and who suggested that the distinctiveness of this species from Centrolene antioquiensis is questionable. 

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