Centrolene pipilata (Lynch and Duellman, 1973)

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

Centrolenella pipilata Lynch and Duellman, 1973, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 16: 46. Holotype: KU 143278, by original designation. Type locality: "a stream 16.5 km NNE of Santa Rosa, 1700 m on Quito--Lago Agrio road, Provincia Napo, Ecuador".

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

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

English Names

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

Peeping Glassfrog (Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 65). 


Endemic to the cloud forest on the Amazonian slope of the Ecuadorian Andes (in the provinces of Napo and Sucumbíos) at elevations between 1300–1910 m.  

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


In the Centrolene prosoblepon group, according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1-30. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007, Zootaxa, 1572: 58-59, 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: 211. Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 65–67, provided a detailed account, including adult morphology, relationships, natural history, and conservation status.

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