Centrolene savagei (Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991)

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

Cochranella savagei Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 59: 8. Holotype: ICN 9769, by original designation. Type locality: "Departamento del Quindío, municipio de Filandia, vereda El Roble, bosque Reserva Bremen, vertiente occidental, Cordillera Central, 4° 39′ Latitud N, 75° 40′ W de Greenwich, 2050 m.", Colombia.

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

English Names

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


Western slope of the Cordillera Central in the departments of Quindío and Risaralda, on the eastern slopes of the Cordillera Central in the Department of Caldas, and in the western slopes of the Cordillera Occidental of Colombia in the department of Valle del Cauca, 1400 to 2410 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Cochranella granulosa group according to the original publication. 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: 216. Díaz-Gutiérrez, Vargas-Salinas, Rivera-Correa, Rojas-Morales, Escobar-Lasso, Velasco, Gutiérrez-Cárdenas, and Amézquita, 2013, Zootaxa, 3686: 289–296, reported on the advertisement call and larval morphology. Palacio Baena, Muñoz Escobar, Gallo Delgado, and Rivera-Correa, 2006, Anfibios y Reptiles del Valle de Aburrá: 60–62, provided a brief account and photograph. Ríos-Soto, Ospina-L., Basto-Riascos, López-Caro, and Vargas-Salinas, Herpetol. Notes, 10: 27–29, reported on post-amplexus vocal display. See account and range map by Bolívar-García, Prado-Sañudo, Soria, and Rivera-Rincón, 2013, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 1: 15–18. Vargas-Salinas, Quintero-Angel, Osorio-Dominguez, Rojas-Morales, Escobar-Lasso, and Gutiérrez-Cárdenas, 2014, J. Nat. Hist., London, 48: 1689–1705, reported on advertisement call and reproduction. Detailed account, map, and photograph by Vargas-Salinas, Ospina-L., Ríos-Soto, and Rivera-Correa, 2017, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 912: 1–11. Prado-Sañudo, Giraldo, and Bolívar-García, 2020, Bol. Cient., Univ. Caldas, Colombia, 24: 116–124, reported on population status in the Western and Central Andes of Colombia. 

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